Police: Woman, 20, Arrested After Discovery of Adderall with No Prescription 

Police on Saturday night charged a 20-year-old Wilton woman with possession of controlled substance. 

At about 10:15 p.m. on May 2, an officer on patrol spotted a car parked in Waveny. During an investigation, the officer found Adderall pills inside a plastic bag, according to a police report. The woman did not have a prescription for the drugs, the report said. She was charged with the misdemeanor offense and released after promising to appear June 12 in state Superior Court. 

A medication typically used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy, Adderall also has been used as a recreational drug. 

Under the Town Code, New Canaan’s public parks “[e]xcept for unusual and unforeseen emergencies … shall be open to the public every day of the year from sunrise to sunset.”

Two New Canaan Police Officers Promoted 

Town officials last week promoted two longtime members of the New Canaan Police Department. 

The Police Commission during a special meeting April 21 promoted Sgt. Joseph Farenga to lieutenant, and on April 23 promoted Officer Michael O’Sullivan to sergeant, according to Chief Leon Krolikowski. “We are thrilled to have Lt. Farenga and Sgt. O’Sullivan join our leadership team,” Krolikowski told NewCanaanite.com. “Both of these veteran department members will help us lead our department into the future as we all continue to selflessly protect and serve our community.”

Farenga is a 20-year veteran of the department whose past roles include youth sergeant, supervisor of the Motor Enforcement Program, human trafficking instructor and A.L.I.C.E. instructor.

Police: Man, 28, Arrested After Leaving Scene of Car Crash Downtown

Police on Saturday arrested a 28-year-old Bridgeport man in connection with a car crash downtown. At about 3:02 p.m., officers were dispatched to 181 Elm St.—near the train station—on a report of an evading motor vehicle crash, officials said. The crash involved an unoccupied parked car struck by another vehicle where the operator left the scene, according to a police report

Following an investigation, police identified the driver, the report said. He turned himself in to police the same day on charges of evading responsibility, failure to drive right and driving while under suspension. Police released the man after he promised to appear June 1 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

New Canaan Man, 23, Charged in Domestic Incident

Police late Tuesday arrested a 23-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with fourth-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer. At about 10:50 p.m. on April 21, officers were dispatched to a Dogwood Lane home on a report of a domestic dispute between the man and another occupant of the residence, police said. There, police conducted an investigation that resulted in misdemeanor charges. It isn’t clear what the dispute involved, whether or how the victim is related to the arrested man or whether the dispute turned physical. It also isn’t clear 

Police withheld details, saying it was a domestic matter.

Officials: New Canaan’s Shekaiba Bennett Set To Become First-Ever Woman To Serve on Police Commission

The Board of Selectmen are scheduled to vote Tuesday on the appointment of the first-ever woman to the New Canaan Police Commission. Shekaiba Bennett is a 16-year resident of the town who has served on the Historic District Commission, Democratic Town Committee, board of the Interfaith Council and New Canaan Library Art and Stoddard Art Committees and is co- chair of the United Nations Committee of New Canaan. Nominated to the selectmen through the DTC, Bennett said she was “deeply honored that I am given this opportunity to serve this town that I love.”

Asked why she pursued a nomination to the Police Commission specifically, she said, “I feel like it’s one of the commissions where you learn a lot about the town and what is going on. My history in the past 16 yrs of being in this town has always been getting involved in things that I can getter understand how the town operates, and I feel like this Commission is one of those that I, as a citizen of this town, can give back to the community.”

A professional documentary photographer and art educator who works as photography teacher at Greenwich High School, she also will be the first woman to serve on the three-member appointed body, officials say. Her nomination comes about 18 months after lifelong New Canaanite Beth Jones became the first woman appointed to the Fire Commission.