5/27/2020 - PRESS RELEASE: Request for Information


Date:                May 27th, 2020                      

Re:                    Suspicious Male

Issued by:        Sergeant James Palmieri




On Monday May 25th, 2020 the New Canaan Police Department arrested Mynor Romeo Alvarado-Canahui of Norwalk, charging him with:


  • Criminal Attempt at Murder              53a-49/53a-54a
  • Kidnapping in the First Degree         53a-92
  • Assault in the First Degree                 53a-59


In the commission of the above accused crimes, Alvarado-Canahui drove past the victim several times before intentionally striking her from behind and committing the above crimes. The vehicle used, a red Honda Civic, was recovered at the scene.


On Tuesday May 26th, after reading about the above case in the media, a female came to the Darien Police Department who indicated that she had experienced an incident with what she believed to be the same vehicle and driver. The victim stated that on April 19th, 2020 around noon she had been running Northbound on Hollow Tree Ridge Road near Camp Ave. in the Southbound lane when a red Honda Civic traveling North crossed the double-yellow centerline, striking her with its driver’s side rear view mirror. The red Honda paused momentarily and the driver made eye contact with the victim before driving away. Upon seeing the released booking photo of Alvarado-Canahui, the victim identified him as the individual driving the red Honda when it struck her.


The Darien Police is asking that anyone who may have been in the area on the above date and time and has any information to contact this agency. We are also asking that any residents in the area with home security cameras review any images they may have on that day/time. Further, if you believe you interacted with the above vehicle and subject, please contact us.


We’d like to remind the public that these incidents, while concerning, no longer appear to involve an ongoing threat to the public.


Anyone with information in regards to this case is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at 203.662.5330


As this is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time.