One-car crash leads to DUI, forgery charges

A 20-year-old New Jersey man was charged with driving under the influence after he was found early Sunday morning with his car at the bottom of an embankment on Buttery Road.

Zachary Bruno, 20, of Fairfield, N.J., was charged with driving under the influence and third-degree forgery after presenting police with a fake Connecticut driver’s license, according to New Canaan Police Lt. Jason Ferraro.

Police responded to a call from a resident shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday morning about a vehicle off the road on Buttery Road and found Bruno standing next to his car in the woods, Ferraro said.

Bruno failed field sobriety tests, and refused to take a breathalyzer test, Ferraro said.

He was released on $250 bond, and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Aug. 27.

Street signs stolen

Police were unable to apprehend two males who ran off last week after stealing a street sign for Richmond Hill and Park Street, New Canaan Police Lt. Jason Ferraro said.

Police responded to Richmond Hill and Grove Street at 2 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14 and saw the two males carrying the street sign, according to Ferraro. When the pair spotted police, they ran into Mead Park and escaped, according to Ferraro.

Check fraud reported at Bank of America

Police are investigating a check fraud at the Bank of America located at 94 Elm St. after a man tried to cash a check for $2,100 from an account at the bank, New Canaan Police Lt. Jason Ferraro said.

Police were called to the bank at shortly before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, after the teller identified the check as fraudulent and refused to process the withdrawal, Ferraro said.

The man left the bank quickly after being informed the check was fraudulent, Ferraro said. During the transaction, the man could not produce valid identification and refused to sign a signature card to complete the transaction, Ferraro said.