Published 1:06 am, Friday, July 9, 2010
An 18-year-old resident of Beacon Hill Road reported having his backpack stolen from the end of his driveway on Wednesday, June 30 at 3:01 p.m. According to police, the man's friend had the backpack, and dropped it off during the overnight hours between Thursday, June 24 and Friday June 25. The man received a text message from his friend at 10:15 a.m. on June 25, which read that the friend had dropped the backpack off in the driveway, police said. When the complainant went outside to check, the bag was not there, according to police. Inside the bag was a 15-inch Mac Book Pro laptop, valued at $2,100 and various other items, including a sweatshirt, police said.
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A 20-year-old Brush Ridge Road resident reported having his debit card stolen on Friday, July 2, at 9:35 p.m. According to police, the man noticed it missing that evening, and called his bank to check the account, at which point he found two fraudulent charges, for $40 and $75 each, made in New Canaan on Monday, June 21. He had last seen the card on Sunday June 20, police said.
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Timothy M. Sachs, 18, of Logan Road, New Canaan, was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to obey an officer's signal and risk of injury to a minor at 10:27 p.m. on Sunday, July 4.
An officer stationed at the South Avenue entrance to Waveny Park observed a vehicle driving southbound on South Avenue at an excessive rate of speed, police said. The officer signaled to the driver to slow down, which Sachs did not obey, according to police. The officer then yelled to the car to pull over, which Sachs obeyed, the report states.
Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer observed the odor of alcohol present inside the vehicle, police said. Additionally, the officer found an open can of beer behind the driver's seat and a half-empty bottle of champagne near the passenger seat, which a 17-year-old New Canaan boy admitted to owning, according to police. There were four passengers in the vehicle, including the 17-year-old boy, two 16-year-old girls and a 15-year-old girl, police said. Each of the four passengers was issued a citation for possession of alcohol by a minor.
Sachs failed his field sobriety test; he posted a $750 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, July 16.
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Charles W. Markleton, 41, of Arrowhead Road, Trumbull, was charged with fifth-degree larceny after turning himself in on a warrant on Monday, July 5.
The arrest stems from a May 4 incident, during which a 63-year-old resident of Country Club Road reported being the victim of a possible roofing scam, police said. The homeowner paid a $600 deposit for roofing work to Chuck's Roofing on April 22 and signed a contract worth $1,500, according to the report.
Markleton came to the house to complete the work on April 27, but only stayed for 10 minutes, according to the report. A warrant for his arrest was signed on June 9.
He posted a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday, July 12.