Published 1:04 am, Thursday, April 29, 2010
A 46-year-old female reported $10,000 worth of jewelry missing from her residence on Oak Street at 5:08 p.m. on April 20.
Police said the jewelry was stolen between mid-December 2009, when the woman hired a moving company to help her move into the home, and the last week of March, when she first noticed it missing. Police said there have been workers sporadically in the house since she first moved in last December.
Police said the missing items include a yellow gold ring with an Alexandria-style stone valued at $1,000, a yellow golf bracelet with a green stone valued at $500, a white gold diamond and sapphire bracelet valued at $500, a one inch-wide gold bracelet with pearls valued at $1,000, a gold bracelet valued at $1,000, a gold necklace with a heart pendant valued at $1,000, a white gold ring with sapphires and diamonds valued at $750, a pearl necklace valued at $1,000, gold hoop earrings valued at $500, sapphire and diamond earrings valued at $750, pearl and diamond earrings valued at $500, a heavy gold necklace valued at $500 and several sets of gold earrings totalling $1,000.
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James French Jr., 40, of Harrison Avenue in New Canaan turned himself in on a warrant for second-degree failure to appear at 12:14 p.m. on April 22.
The warrant stems from an original arrest by state police on Nov. 11, 2009, for motor vehicle charges including driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance and operating an unregistered vehicle, police said. French failed to appear in court on March 23, according to police.
French posted $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on May 6.
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A 39-year-old female of New Canaan reported her Apple iPhone 3G, valued at $300, missing at 5:09 p.m. on April 25.
Police said the phone was taken between 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. on March 24 during a function at St. Mark's Church on Oenoke Ridge Road. Police said the woman left the iPhone in her purse and left her purse unattended during the event.
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Beneal R. Smith, 44, of Pulaski, Ark., was issued an infraction for soliciting without a permit, which is a violation of a town ordinance, at 5:57 p.m. on April 23.
Police said Smith was soliciting magazine subscriptions without a permit on Woodridge Circle. Smith had a folder illustrating various magazine subscriptions and showed no sign or intent to scam customers, according to police.
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Kim D. Gray Jr., 22, of Valley Road was charged with four counts of distributing alcohol to a minor and three counts of risk of injury to a minor at 1:25 p.m. on April 20.
Police were dispatched to Dixon Park on Hoyt Street near East Avenue Tuesday afternoon after a caller reported a group of young adults traveling back and forth from Dixon Park to a black BMW parked on Hoyt Street and possibly drinking alcohol, according to police. Police said the officer who arrived on the scene immediately detected the odor of alcohol among the group, which, in addition to Gray, included a 27-year-old male from Guilford and four underage youths from New Canaan, including a 19-year-old male, a 17-year-old female, a 16-year-old-female and a 15-year-old female.
Police said Gray told the officer that he provided the vodka to the group.
Gray was held overnight on $10,000 bond and appeared in court the next day.
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A homeowner on St. John's Place reported that her large giraffe statue, valued at $18,000, was vandalized outside her residence at 3:13 p.m. on Sunday, April 25.
At 6:30 a.m., the woman found the approximately 300-pound outdoor statue misplaced with a crack at the neck of the giraffe, police said. Police said the incident occurred when the woman was out of town, between Friday morning and Sunday morning.