Police Find Beer, 7 New Canaan Teens in Car

New Canaan Police news, Sept. 24 through Sept. 30.


A 17-year-old New Canaan male was issued an infraction for possession of alcohol by a minor following officers responding to a noise complaint on Turtle Back Road around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night, Sept. 29.

Upon arriving on the scene officers found "several cars, occupied by youths, parked in the street," according to Sergeant Carol Ogrinc.

An officer then stopped a vehicle heading west on Turtle Back Road, discovering an 18-year-old male driver who had six passengers in his vehicle. The driver told police they were coming from a party and that there was beer in the car.

Officers then determined the beer belonged to a 17-year-old passenger. Twenty beers were taken from the vehicle.

A 60-year-old Husted Lane resident reported to police that items were taken from his home on Monday, Sept. 24. The man told police the items missing include tax returns from 2006 to 2011, 12 CDs valued at $120 and 12 bottles of wine valued at $240.

According to police, there were no signs of forced entry to the man's home and no known suspects. 

Jennifer Falvey October 10, 2012 at 11:35 AM
The real issue in all of this is the Patch's decision to use minor's names. What's next? Printing the names in domestic disputes? How many people will not call for help now for fear that the incident will end up in the Patch. The problem is exacerbated by the Patch's decision to allow people to post comments without using their real names. It's interesting to me that the two people calling others bullies are using incomplete names or pseudonyms. This is a recipe for disaster in a small town like ours. Watch the statistics. Domestic abuse and teen drinking will go way down next year. And it won't be because people have changed. It'll just be that people are not asking for help because they are afraid of public humiliation. Raising kids is tough enough. We all need all the help we can get. The Patch in NOT helping.
Janey Carver October 10, 2012 at 07:10 PM
This behavior is totally unacceptable. I have stressed to my children that proper behavior is to flee the scene immediately, not carry ID and do anything possible to avoid putting me in an unflattering position. - Khat Rhoodidy
Patrick Henry October 11, 2012 at 01:48 AM
I don't see minors names in this article. Nor have I seen a domestic dispute, at least not recently, where the name was published. New Canaan News, a Hearst publication, different story. As far as your theory that numbers will go down because people will hesitate to call for help...well, that might be true. Might not be true. Maybe numbers will go down because the abusers don't want the embarrassment. Maybe the abuse itself is going down. It's impossible to pinpoint the reason. But sticking with your theory...is it bad news if the numbers DO go down? What if the numbers go up? Is that good news? Will you blame that on the media? Or will you praise it? Also, when is it the job of a news organization to "help"? Last I checked, they are there to report...the good, the bad, the ugly.
joe October 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM
were these teens suspended from a h.s. football game
Anonymous October 25, 2012 at 10:38 PM
I think it's fine. No one got killed because tey had a dd. I would be proud if that was my child better than a DUI


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