NEW CANAAN, Conn. – A New Canaan woman is facing criminal mischief and disorderly conduct charges after New Canaan police accused her of breaking more than $2,100 in items at her husband’s home.
Katherine Brindisi, 44, of Heritage Hill Road, is charged with third-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.
Police said Brindisi’s husband, a 50-year-old man, arrived at his home at about 12:55 p.m. July 12 after being away for two days and found a mirror, several picture frames and a small outdoor lantern were broken. Police said there were no signs of forced entry. Police said the man and Brindisi were having problems and she admitted to him she had caused the damage. Police said Brindisi was allowed in the home to pick up documents. Police applied for a warrant and Brindisi turned herself in last Wednesday. Brindisi was released on $2,500 bond and appeared last Thursday in Norwalk Superior Court. According to state court records, she will return to court Sept. 5.
The following items were also reported by New Canaan police:
Underage drinking party: A 15-year-old girl will have to answer to juvenile charges of allowing minors to possess alcohol and failure to halt possession of alcohol by a minor. Police responded to the girl’s Wiffle Tree Lane home at about 11:22 p.m. Saturday after receiving a call about underage drinking at a party. Police arrived to find empty and full beer cans inside and outside of the home. Police found the 15-year-old girl, whose parents were not home at the time, along with three other 15-year-olds, three 16-year-olds and one 14-year-old. The girl is scheduled to appear in Stamford Juvenile Court Aug. 21.
Burglary: Police are investigating who broke into a Woodridge Drive and stole a pair of laptop computers. Police said a 58-year-old resident arrived at his home at about 9 p.m. Wednesday to find a window was broken. Police said two laptops were missing, a MacBook pro valued at $2,000 and a Sony Vaio valued at $2,300. Police said the man last saw the computers in the home at about 8 a.m. Aug. 7.
Missing Construction Signs: Police are investigating who stole four signs from a work site on West Road near Greenly Road. Police said the owner of FBG Construction of Darien noticed the construction signs were missing at about 7:50 a.m. Friday. The signs were valued at about $1,600.