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Probation Agreement Reached for Two Darien Teens Charged After Assault on New Canaan Teen [UPDATED]

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A judge agreed Wednesday to grant probation to two Darien teenagers who were charged in November in connection with the assault on a New Canaan boy, and after community service is completed, there won’t be a record of the criminal case, the attorney for one of the teens said. Editor’s note: This article has been updated at 8:43 p.m., with comments from Jack Joyce’s attorney and with a correction. Attorney Stephen Seeger of Stamford said his client, Brian Minicus, 18, “apologized to the victim and to his own family,” at the hearing in state Superior Court in Norwalk. Minicus had previously apologized to the victim. According to Hearst Newspapers, Minicus said at the court hearing:

“I want to apologize to the victim, my family, especially my mom and dad, and all of Darien.

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Second DHS Student Applies for Accelerated Rehabilitation in Connection with New Canaan Incident

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Jack Joyce, one of the Darien High School students arrested last month following an escalating social media exchange that ended with the assault of a New Canaan juvenile, was applied for a special form of probation Thursday in state Superior Court in Norwalk. Appearing before Judge Alex Hernandez, Joyce’s Norwalk-based attorney, John Thygerson, said the teen is applying for accelerated rehabilitation to address misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer. __________

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If granted, the pretrial program—a form of parole—is typically designed to impose specific conditions on Joyce over a period of time that, if met, would result in dismissal of the criminal charges. Wearing a blazer, blue shirt, red tie and khakis, an unsmiling Joyce stood by while Thygerson requested of the court that media outlets seeking to photograph and videotape the proceedings be disallowed from doing so.

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Police: Man Charged With Offering To Pay Teen at Waveny for Sex Said He Saw It Work in Porn

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The 20-year-old man criminally charged after accosting a juvenile woman running in Waveny with an offer to pay $2,000 for sex told police during an interview prior to his arrest that he “had seen it work in porn,” according to arrest documents New Canaan police filed in court. __________

— editor’s note: This article originally was published by It has information from a New Canaan police affidavit that is part of an arrest warrant application. None of the statements in that document have been proven in court, and they should be regarded as accusations. __________

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DHS Senior Seeks Probation for New Canaan Assault Charges

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One of the Darien High School seniors arrested following the widely discussed assault of a New Canaan juvenile one night last month is seeking a form of probation to address criminal charges leveled against him. An attorney for 18-year-old Brian Minicus said during an appearance at state Superior Court on Wednesday that that his client is applying for accelerated rehabilitation or ‘AR.’


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Wearing a light blue shirt, pink-striped tie, tan slacks and blazer, Minicus was sworn in by Judge Alex Hernandez and offered short responses as to standard questions about his own criminal history — he has no prior convictions — and his understanding of the AR program. Minicus is scheduled to appear next on Jan.

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In Darien’s Latest Pre-Turkey Bowl Fiasco: How Police Say Juvenile Trash Talk Led to Adult Arrests

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The assault of a New Canaan juvenile this month that resulted in the arrests of three Darien teenagers began with “hostile” and “antagonistic” trash-talking between high school students through text and Snapchat, court documents show. ____________

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The evening started when the juvenile victim, hanging out with three friends at one of their houses, received an invite to the Old Kings Highway, New Canaan home to watch a movie. The juvenile began texting and “chirping” via Snapchat with a Darien acquaintance there.

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Three Darien Teens, Two of Them Football Players, Arrested After New Canaan Boy Beaten [UPDATED]

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New Canaan police on Wednesday evening arrested three Darien teenagers by warrant following the assault of a boy earlier this month. Brian Minicus, 18, was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree unlawful restraint; Jack Joyce, 18, was charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer; and a 17-year-old was charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree assault and second-degree unlawful restraint. Police withheld the name of the third offender because of his age.  

Joyce and Minicus play as quarterback and wide receiver, respectively, for the Darien High School football team, and their arrests come on the eve of the Turkey Bowl. It isn’t clear whether or how the arrests will affect their ability to play in the annual Darien-New Canaan rival football game that’s held each Thanksgiving morning, or whether the third teen arrested also is on the Blue Wave roster.

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Police Arrest Man, 20, Accused of Accosting Teen at Waveny Park, Offering To Pay for Sex

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New Canaan police on Wednesday arrested a 20-year-old Norwalk man accused of making a lewd advance on a girl, 17, running at Waveny Park, close to the Darien border, on Oct. 31. ___________

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The man was arrested on a warrant after he turned himself in at New Canaan Police Department, which gave this description of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:

He “grabbed her shoulder to stop her from running,” according to a news release from the department. At about 5:40 p.m. on Oct.

Police: Man in Waveny Incident Identifies Himself, Will Be Charged

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Police said Thursday that the man suspected of approaching a female jogger at Waveny one evening this week and making “inappropriate remarks” to her came to department headquarters to admit his involvement in the incident. The man “provided specific details as to what took place, confirming he was in fact the suspect,” according to a news release issued by New Canaan Police Department. ________

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“This investigation is still ongoing in terms of determining appropriate charges and completing the appropriate paperwork to make an arrest,” the news release said. “However at this time we feel this was an isolated incident and that the person responsible has been identified.

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After Incident at Waveny Park, New Canaan Police Encourage Joggers to Run With Others

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A female jogger at Waveny Park was approached Tuesday by a man who tapped her on the shoulder and made inappropriate remarks that alarmed her, according to various reports. As a result of the 5:40 p.m. incident at the park just over the Darien-New Canaan border, New Canaan police are increasing patrols and encouraging joggers not to jog alone. 

The man is described as white, about five-foot-eight, with short blonde hair and black-framed glasses, police said. He was wearing a blue hoodie with an Under Armour logo on the chest, shorts and sneakers. Anyone with information is encouraged to call New Canaan Police at 203-594-3500. “Joggers are encouraged to run in pairs and in well-traveled areas,” New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said in a news release.