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Girl Faces Reckless Driving Charge in New Canaan

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – A Westport girl who almost hit a parking authority employee after taking a handbag from a downtown store is facing a reckless driving charge, New Canaan police said.

The 16-year-old Westport girl, whose name was not released because of her age, took a gold purse from the J. Crew store on Elm Street at about noon last Thursday, police said. Police said someone got the description of the vehicle she entered and found she almost hit a parking authority worker while trying to exit the Morse Court parking lot. Police contacted the girl and her parents. Police said the girl admitted to taking the purse, but the store declined to press charges.

The teen is expected to appear Wednesday in Norwalk Superior Court.

The following items were also reported by the New Canaan Police Department:

• A young man reportedly vandalized a pair of mailboxes on Toquam Road last Friday. Police said a white male, apparently in his teens, was seen vandalizing two mailboxes at about 11:35 p.m. Friday. Police said the male, wearing a black shirt and tan shorts, was driving a black Jeep Commando.

• A man who was seen arguing with the owner of a Cross Street business at about 5:47 p.m. last Thursday faces second-degree breach of peace charges. Orlando Andujar, 49, of Norwalk, was intoxicated and shouting profanities, police said. He also threw a scooter to the ground, police said. Andujar was released and ordered to appear next Tuesday in Norwalk Superior Court.

• A MacBook computer was taken from a home on Lost District Drive last Saturday. Police said a woman had about 20 people over to her home. The woman went outside of her home for a while and came back to discover the computer was gone, police said. The computer was valued at about $1,300.

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