Police investigating larceny of dress

Police are investigating a larceny of a $78 blue dress from the boutique Irresistibles at 84 Main St. on Monday, May 11, according to New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc.

The owner of the store reported the alleged theft to police at 12:30 p.m., telling police that about 15 minutes before that time the dress was stolen, Ogrinc said.

The owner described the woman she believed to have taken the dress as a white female, possibly in her mid-20s, with long brown hair, and blue jeans with rips in them, Ogrinc said.

The suspect went into the changing room with several items to try on and left the store without purchasing any of them, Ogrinc said. The store lacks a video surveillance system, Ogrinc said.

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Another tax return fraud reported

A 57-year-old male resident of Briscoe Road reported a case of fraud on the afternoon of Monday, May 11, after being notified by the Internal Revenue Service an identity thief had filed a tax return in his name, police said.

Police following up credit card fraud

Police are investigating a credit fraud case reported by a Maple Street couple in which $2,257 was charged at Best Buy to their American Express card, according to New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc.

The couple reported the attempted theft on May 12 at 8:26 p.m., and later that same night received an email from the United Parcel Service that the purchase was being delivered to the UPS warehouse in South Norwalk, according to Ogrinc.

No additional information was available on the case on Monday, according to Ogrinc.

Starter pistols stolen from track meet

New Canaan Police are investigating the larceny of two starter pistols from New Canaan High School, 11 Farm Road, during a track meet, according to New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc.

The pistols are valued at about $125 apiece and fire blanks only, Ogrinc said.

The theft is believed to have taken place sometime on the afternoon of Saturday, May 9, when the pistols were left on a scoring table during a track meet, Ogrinc said.

Burglary reported on Hawks Hill Road

Police are investigating a home burglary on Hawks Hill Road reported by the 36-year-old male homeowner on the afternoon of Thursday May 15, according to New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc.

The homeowner returned to his house to find the front door forced open and reported to police a Seiko watch and costume jewelry, both valued at about $300, were taken, according to Ogrinc.

The homeowner said he left the home around 8:20 a.m. and returned around 2:20 p.m.

Purse stolen from unlocked vehicle

Police are investigating the theft of a Sorial brand purse worth $59, train tickets, and a Connecticut driver's license from an unlocked car on the afternoon of Sunday, May 17, according to New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc.

A 23-year-old woman reported parking her car in the row of spaces on Morse Court facing the Mobil and going into a nearby store for a half hour, Ogrinc said.

When she returned, the purse, which is described as tan with black speckles and a gold wristlet on it, was gone, Ogrinc said.

Police cite teens for alcohol possession

Police broke up an underage party on the night of Saturday, May 16 at a Chichester Road home and issued two 16-year-old boys who live in the home with possession of alcohol by a minor, according to New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc.

There were 18 children under the age of 18 at the party and no adults home, Ogrinc said. When police entered the home they detected the odor of alcohol and marijuana, she said, and a small amount of marijuana found on a table was confiscated.