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 “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.

New Canaan Man, 63, Charged Following Domestic Incident Downtown

Police at 9 p.m. Friday arrested a 63-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with second-degree breach of peace. 

At about 8:31 p.m. on Feb. 7 officers took a complaint of a domestic dispute at 18 Forest St., according to a police report. The address is the location of New Canaan Diner. Following an investigation, the Smith Ridge Road man was arrested on the misdemeanor charge. 

It isn’t clear who was involved in the dispute, how he or she is related to the arrested man, what caused it, whether it turned physical or who reported it. Police withheld details, saying only that it’s a domestic matter.

New Canaan’s Four Newest Police Officers Greet Community at ‘Coffee with a Cop’

Dozens of residents popped into a popular coffee shop downtown Friday to meet the four newest members of the New Canaan Police Department. During a two-hour “Coffee With a Cop” gathering at Zumbach’s, Officers Emily Clark, Erin McCarthy, Giancarlo Vincenzi and Joe Schinella met and fielded questions from locals. Sworn in last summer and now graduated from the State of Connecticut Police Academy, the officers mingled with residents for one of the first times since starting field training earlier in the week. Deputy Chief John DiFederico called the informal meet-ups “vital.”

“We serve the community,” DiFederico said as the always-busy Zumbach’s filled with patrons. “We have to meet the community and get to know them.