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2 Sons of Former Selectman Among 5 Charged in Turkey Bowl Urine Mischief

Five former Darien High School students have been charged with criminal mischief in connection with urine found on New Canaan team equipment at the Darien-New Canaan Turkey Bowl game on Thanksgiving.

Five former Darien High School students—including two sons of former First Selectwoman Evonne Klein and Democratic Town Chairman Randy Klein—have been arrested in connection with the infamous urination incident during the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl.

New Canaan High School football team equipment was vandalized in a Darien High locker room during the annual game.

A backpack containing $20 was also stolen in the incident. One of the five arrestees, Michael Klein, 21, of 19 Salt Box Ln., was charged with sixth-degree larceny.

Darien police Monday afternoon announced the arrests of these three other Darien residents and one from Stamford:

  • Gregory Klein, same age and address as Michael Klein
  • Kevin Green,  22, 30 Lynn Ct., Darien
  • William Canning, 21, 12 Edgehill Rd., Darien
  • Rocco Colandro, 21, 66 Hoyclo Rd., Stamford

Police arrested each on warrants, and each was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, conspiracy to commit third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass.

A New Canaan High School football player informed police about the incident, which occurred in the girls' locker room, during the game, Darien police said. The same player told police the backpack was missing.

Police worked with school officials to review video surveillance tapes near the entrance to the locker room

Each of the five men were released on a promise to appear Jan. 7 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

Editor's note: This article originally was published at 4:21 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. The time stamp has been changed for layout purposes on the Home page of Darien Patch.

S Dogood January 04, 2013 at 07:42 PM
David, Your title of the article “2 Sons of Former Selectman Among 5 Charged in Turkey Bowl Urine Mischief” leads the reader to assume that the former selectman were somehow involved. The only purpose to bring up the Kleins was to stir up discussion. You make no mention of the occupations of any of the other parents. Why? Probably because they will not draw readers and comments.
David Gurliacci January 04, 2013 at 08:05 PM
I don't think it leads to that assumption, and I'm surprised that you think it does. I think it's newsworthy to mention that in the headline.
AMM January 05, 2013 at 12:37 PM
Kudos to the Darien Patch for publishing the mug shots of these DHS graduates and I think there is absolutely no issue with mentioning that 2 are the children of former selectmen. The moral code in Darien seems to be that the more money you have, the less accountable you should be held. No parent ever seems to sit his or her child down and ask "Did you do this?" and then insist on accountability & reparations. The automatic reaction is to retain an attorney & threaten a lawsuit and avoid all responsibility.
doesedare January 05, 2013 at 10:55 PM
What do you folks remember about previous Darien-New Canaan Turkey Bowl games? Nary a problem...nary a fight between students - players - partisans - nary an arrest...some - some 'stuff' pushed under the rug...drinking parties at which fathers attended before games...all ... pushed under the rug... football shanagans resulting in "bad behavior" at NC - Darien games.... many highly "identifiable" parents involved... Q: HOW MANY ARRESTS? HOW MANY CONVICTIONS? It's all about connections eh boys!
JNG January 07, 2013 at 01:59 PM
Frank-I guess they caught them because they could!

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