New Canaan Woman Arrested for DUI

Police also are investigating two incidents where residents' bank accounts appear to have been targeted by thieves—in one case making off with $29,000.


Police on March 25 served a warrant to a 55-year-old New Canaan woman stemming from a drunk driving charge from about one month earlier.

Jane Delano of Elm Street was charged with operating under the influence. At about 6:25 p.m. on Feb. 23, an officer was dispatched to Elm Street on a report that a woman was having trouble with her car, according to Sgt. Carol Ogrinc, public information officer with the New Canaan Police Department.

On arrival, the woman—Delano—showed signs of being intoxicated, police said. For example, she told police that she needed a new battery although the vehicle was in neutral and running at the time, Ogrinc said.

Delano initially was transported to the hospital because she showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, Ogrinc said.

She was released on $2,000 bond and scheduled to appear April 4 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.


Police are investigating a 19-year-old River Street man’s complaint that about $220 in damage was done to his car.

Reported at 10:58 a.m. on March 30, white shoe polish was smeared on the windshield of his 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer, according to Ogrinc.


Police are investigating a reported larceny that involves the withdrawal of $29,000 in funds from a Clearview Lane man’s bank account.

According to police, the 55-year-old complainant at 11:33 a.m. on March 29 said the money was wired to three different Merrill Lunch accounts, and that later on March 29 an attempt was made to withdraw an additional $12,000.

According to police, the man’s computer had been infected with the so-called “Flashback” virus though it isn’t clear whether that’s related to the missing funds.


Police say a 63-year-old Cedar Lane man on March 25 reported that someone attempted to transfer $60,000 out of an account he had set up with a brokerage firm.

According to police, the firm called to confirm the transfer of funds to a bank in California. No money was transferred in the end.


A Hawks Hill Road woman at 3:55 p.m. on March 27 reported that a laptop was stolen from her Hawks Hill Road home the prior day some time between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

According to police, the door had been unlocked during the day as the owner is having work done at the home.


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