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Man Ticketed for Marijuana Possession After Wreck

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – A New Canaan man was ticketed for marijuana possession and a motor vehicle infraction after crashing his vehicle last week.

Police said Evan Reinhardt, 22, of Heather Drive, was traveling east on Brushy Ridge Road about 10:59 p.m. Dec. 11 when he went off the road while trying to negotiate a right turn. Police said the vehicle went off the left side of the road and struck reflective road markers and a tree before landing on its roof.

Reinhardt was out of the vehicle and conscious when an ambulance arrived. Police said they found a small bag with less than a half-ounce of marijuana on Reinhardt while he was at Norwalk Hospital for treatment. Reinhardt was ticketed for traveling too fast for conditions and possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana.

In other police news:

• Police were investigating the reported theft of two rings from a woman who visited Mackenzie’s last Tuesday. Police said the woman set a plastic bag with the rings down while paying for items at the South Avenue store. When she went to fill a second bag with candy, she discovered the rings were missing. One of the rings had emerald stones surrounded by a platinum band and is valued at $16,000. The other was a tanzanite stone with diamonds surrounded by a platinum band, valued at $7,000.

• A memory card was reported from a smartphone at the New Canaan YMCA. Police said a 24-year-old New Canaan man was working out at the YMCA between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. last Wednesday. When he went to retrieve his phone from one of the machines, it was missing. The man recovered the Motorola Droid phone from the YMCA lost and found area but noticed the memory chip was missing.

• Ramesh Krishnan, 40, of Farm Road, was charged last Tuesday with disorderly conduct and criminal violation of a protective order. Krishnan got into an argument with his wife last Tuesday evening, police said. As the incident became more heated, police said Krishnan slammed down and broke a drinking glass. Police said the glass was not thrown at her. The protective order did not prevent Krishnan from being at the home but had it so he could not threaten or intimidate her. Krishnan was ordered held on $1,000 bond and appeared Wednesday in Norwalk Superior Court.

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