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. 

OMG October 02, 2012 at 10:40 AM
"...discovering an 18-year-old male driver who sex passengers in his vehicle" - guess the writer showed up and had a few before writing the article.
Justin Reynolds October 02, 2012 at 12:19 PM
An embarrassing typographical error. Fine—I admit I am not flawless.
Justin Reynolds October 02, 2012 at 04:13 PM
We get the same press releases, Lisa.
cindyb October 02, 2012 at 04:25 PM
oh no, more teenagers with beer....and this is news?
William Powell October 02, 2012 at 06:13 PM
When I was a teen in New Canaan the only thing that would have happened was the beer would have changed cars from mine to the officers and the only news report would have been by mouth at school.bill
Hollywood2 October 02, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Me too, I do like the part of sex passengers though. Brings back memories of the Post Bar in Darien A six pack and a sex pack, waking up on Baily or Compo beach.
Lexington Steele October 02, 2012 at 06:49 PM
The only surprise to this story is that there wasn't more beer in the car. For all teens reading this and looking for free hooch, look over the stone wall near the bottom of Putnam and White Oak Shade. Football/lax bros store their Meister Brau there for safe keeping. Follow the trail of chew spit bottles.
nchskid13 October 02, 2012 at 07:16 PM
*beer cans
Paula October 02, 2012 at 09:25 PM
It amazes me that so many of you think this is all just a big joke! IT'S NOT....these kids are our future!!! Justin, you just continue to do the best job you can. Seems as though some want to distract from the REAL problem. None of us are flawless, some people just THINK they are. I think they are called "bullies"
W. H. Taylor October 03, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Right on. Many of the cops were Pop Warner football coaches. They'd take the beer and follow you home. Is the world a better place now?
Hollywood2 October 03, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Can Patch update their stock photos? The beer of choice is Corona!
MJ October 03, 2012 at 01:00 PM
I do not condone teenage drinking, but i am very very happy that the kids were responsible enough to assign a DD, That is more then 80 % of us would have done in our teen years (unfort. some of us now as well). A positive from a Negative.
Tony Phillips, LCSW October 04, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Check out this Facebook page for some information about underage drinking and other risky behaviors: http://www.facebook.com/WeCareNC
John Doe October 04, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Mike, Does a DD make it acceptable? How would you feel if these kids got into an accident and injured someone or themselves. I understand this is going to happen, however, nothing positive can come from this.
MJ October 05, 2012 at 12:27 PM
John, NO does not make it acceptable, but knowing teens will make poor decisions (which this was a poor decision) assigning a DD shows responsibilty, seems as if you know me call me we can talk about it. MJ
Jennifer Falvey October 10, 2012 at 11:28 AM
A bully is someone who leaves a comment on a public site under a pseudonym or an incomplete name.
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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