Police blotter: Stolen vehicle recovered
Updated 8:15 pm, Tuesday, May 9, 2017
An 2010 Land Rover stolen Saturday morning was recovered in Bridgeport Sunday after the unlocked sports utility vehicle with keys in the ignition was stolen from the driveway of a home on upper Canoe Hill Road, according to New Canaan Police.
The Land Rover is valued at $50,000, New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc said.
Police suspect the theft might be tied to a theft earlier in the morning of a wallet containing $400 from inside another unlocked Chevy Suburban in the driveway of a North Wilton Road home, Ogrinc said. A 55-year-old North Wilton Road man reported at 3:51 a.m. seeing a person in dark clothing in his front yard who ran off, Ogrinc said.
“We believe it is likely they are related,” Ogrinc said.
Bridgeport Police notified New Canaan that the car was found in Bridgeport on Sunday night, Ogrinc said.
Also reported stolen from the recovered vehicle was $150 in cash and a $800 digital camera, Ogrinc said.
New Canaan police issued Jose L. Santos, 39, 276 South Main St., Flemington, New Jersey on Monday an infraction for passing a school bus on New Norwalk Road, according to New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc.
Santos, 38, reported that at 9:19 a.m., Tuesday June 9, he activated the bus’ stop sign and red flashing lights when a white Honda with New Jersey plates passed him heading north, according to Ogrinc.
A 17-year-old New Canaan High School student reported the theft of a credit card, $40 cash, and her driver’s license from her unlocked Jeep Liberty on the school’s campus last week, New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc said.
The reported theft occurred June 4, Ogrinc said. The female student reported the missing credit card was later reported used at Best Buy in New Haven, according to Ogrinc.
Plant stolen from pot
An 80-year-old New Norwalk Road woman reported last Tuesday June 9 a plant valued at $70 was stolen from a flower pot outside of her condo, according to New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc.
The woman said she believed the theft occurred sometime between June 6 and June 8, Ogrinc said.
Failure to appear
Peter Cogiliano, 51, of 180 Glenbrook Road, Stamford, was charged with second-degree failure to appear in connection with a July 14, 2007 arrest for operating with a suspended license and traveling at an unreasonable speed, according to New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc.
Cogiliano missed a court appearance scheduled in April 2010, according to Ogrinc.
He was released on a $250 bond, and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on June 23, according to Ogrinc.
A 66-year-old Millport Avenue man reported his bank debit card information was used to make $247 in fraudulent purchases on June 9, according to New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc.
All six purchases were made on June 9, Ogrinc said.
A 19-year-old woman working at Waveny Care Center reported the theft of $15 from her pocketbook at the nursing facility, according to New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc.
The theft is alleged to have occurred on Friday, June 12, according to Ogrinc.
David J. Reinholt, 58, of 1211 Windward Road, Milford was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at 8:41 p.m. Sunday night, according to New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc.
Police followed Reinholt’s Jeep after receiving a call from a driver behind him reporting the vehicle was veering back and forth heading north on South Avenue, Ogrinc said. Reinholt’s vehicle then reportedly made a wide right turn onto Farm Road heading toward White Oak Shade Road, according to Ogrinc.
Police stopped Reinholt after he made a left onto Field Crest Road, and detected the strong odor of alcohol on him, Ogrinc said. He failed field sobriety tests, according to Ogrinc.
He is to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Wednesday, June 25, according to Ogrinc.
UPDATE: According to the state's attorney, the case against Robert Sechan was dismissed.
A husband and wife were charged with disorderly conduct after a scuffle at an apartment on Avalon Drive where the husband is living, according to New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc.
Robert Sechan, 45, of 4222 Avalon Drive East, and Jennifer Sechan, 45, of 111 Sunset Hill Road were released on promises to appear in court on Monday, June 15, according to Ogrinc.
The fight allegedly started after the pair went to Sechan’s apartment on Avalon Drive and Jennifer Sechan became upset at finding another woman there, Ogrinc said.
Jennifer Sechan allegedly scuffled with the woman, and Robert Sechan sustained a small cut on his face when he got between them, Ogrinc said. Jennifer Sechan also reportedly tossed a purse at the other woman, according to the report.