New Canaan Man Reports Attempted Burglary at Parents' Home

Arrest and investigation information is supplied by the New Canaan Police Department. It doesn't indicate convictions.

A 54-year-old resident called on April 3 after checking on his parents' Pocono Trail home while they were away on vacation. Sgt. Vince DeMaio said that the complainant found that one of the viewing panels next the front door of the home had been kicked in, but nothing was found compromised or stolen once the home was entered. Police are still investigating the attempted burglary.


Patrol units responded to a dispute on April 3 at the corner of Park and Elm Streets between a Bergenfield, N.J. resident and her boyfriend.

According to DeMaio, 22-year-old Kayla Ramirez arrived at her boyfriend's place of employment and tried to prevent him from leaving by blocking his vehicle with hers. A third party reported the incident to the police and when officers arrived, the two were founding sitting inside of a car arguing, according to DeMaio.

Ramirez was charged with second-degree breach of peace. She was released on a PTA and appeared in court on April 5.


A 55-year-old Oenoke Ridge Road resident reported on April 4 that she paid a stone company $1,800 in cash to fabricate her countertops in late September/early October, but the contractor never showed up. According to DeMaio, the incident is still under investigation.


Police arrested a Bridgeport resident on April 5 after he was reportedly caught stealing an iPhone that a customer left at the Mobil gas station.

DeMaio said that a 29-year-old customer accidently left his iPhone 4s on the counter at the gas station and when he went to retrieve it, it was gone. The attendant reviewed surveillance video and immediately identified the person who took the phone as a dairy deliveryman. An officer later found 46-year-old David Spencer driving his delivery truck on New Norwalk Road, DeMaio said. The phone was found in his possession.

Spencer was arrested and charged with fifth degree larceny. He was released on a $3,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 18.


A male minor, who was driving with three passengers, was pulled over by police on Old Norwalk Road for speeding, but alcohol was reportedly in the car.

According to DeMaio, the officer who pullled the vehicle over smelled the odor of tobacco and after checking found a 30-pack of Coors Light beer. The driver was given an infraction for driving at an unreasonable speed and violating passenger restrictions, while one of the passengers, who is 16 years old, was charged with alcohol possession by a minor. 



Police arrested an 18-year-old on April 7 after an anonymous caller reported underage drinking at a West Road residence.

DeMaio said that when officers arrived, they observed that alcohol was being served to at least 5 minors inside the home, including to a 14-year-old. William Christopher, Jr. was charged with possession of alcohol to a minor and risk of injury to a minor. He was released on a $240 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 19.


A 53-year-old woman was arrested on April 7 after a dispute with her husband and son, according to DeMaio.

Patrol officers were called to an Adams Lane residence after the woman and her husband had an argument. The husband threatened to call police and report that she was violating a protective order placed against her in February 2011, DeMaio said. When he tried to reach the phone, the suspect physically attempted to stop him. When the couple's 12-year-old son tried to break up the incident, the suspect reportedly struck him.

When police arrived, officers found the suspect in her bedroom and arrested her. She was charged with risk of injury to a minor, disorderly conduct, interfering with a 911 call, criminal violation of protective order and third-degree assault.

The suspect was released on a $5,000 bond appeared in court on April 9.


Police arrested a Stamford woman after she allegedly hit a parked car on Forest Street and didn't report the accident.

According to DeMaio, an officer on patrol was flagged down by a Forest Street resident, who reported the incident. A vehicle with extensive front-end damage was later found parked at Bank of America. Michele West, 33, was found sitting inside of the vehicle and, according to DeMaio, she appeared intoxicated. Pieces of a vehicle matching West's were found at the scene of the accident and when officers checked her cell phone, they found that she reportedly made no attempts to contact police about the accident.

West was arrested and charged with evading responsibility for a motor vehicle accident and failure to drive right. She was released on a $200 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 23.



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