iPhone Missing from NCHS

Plus missing firewood reported on South Avenue and a leaf blower is located.


Missing iPhone at NCHS

A 14-year-old female student reported her iPhone was stolen from the auditorium at the high school on Jan. 18, sometime between 2:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The phone is valued at approximately $500.

Missing Firewood

A South Avenue resident reported to police on Jan. 17 that about a half a cord of firewood was missing from underneath his deck. The 51-year-old male told police that he had used some wood from the pile the day before and left it covered. Police said he told them no one was home between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and that he thought the wood was taken during that time. The wood was valued at about $100.

Westport Police Aid in Leaf Blower Larceny

In the course of an investigation in Westport, police there reported to that they had located a leaf blower reported missing from a Silvermine Rd. residence on Dec. 17. 

At that time, the resident told police that he noticed a leaf blower, valued at about $330, was missing from his open garage shortly after employees for a charity organization had been at the home collecting items for donation. 

Westport police reported finding the leaf blower in a car during the course of an investigation. The owner of the car, Lauren A. Yaeger, 20 of Stamford, was charged with larceny by possession, 6th degree. She turned herself in to New Canaan Police on Jan. 22. She posted a $500 bond at that time and was given a court date of Feb. 3. Police said a second arrest, for a man in the car, was pending.

A tag, still affixed to the missing item, which had the owner's name and address aided police in their investigation.

Tinted Windows Result in Narcotics Violation

A police officer doing traffic enforcement on Ponus Ridge Rd. near Cascade Rd. on Jan. 19, stopped a car in which Nicholas Polestra, 23 of Stamford was a passenger, for excessive window tint. As the officer, who was accompanied by K9 Zira, approached the vehicle Zira indicated an odor of drugs coming from the vehicle, the officer reported. A search of the vehicle yielded less than a half-ounce of marijuana in the center console. Police reported Polestra said it was his. He was issued an infraction for possession of less than one-half ounce.

Ty Webb January 24, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Thank GOD for Zira! Without her there would be giggly passengers running all over town in cars with tinted windows! Anarchy!
Four Jacks January 24, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Theft runs rampant at NCHS, too bad it's rarely reported. Students are generally told "it's your own fault".


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