New Canaan Man, 63, Charged Following Domestic Incident Downtown

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Police at 9 p.m. Friday arrested a 63-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with second-degree breach of peace. 

At about 8:31 p.m. on Feb. 7 officers took a complaint of a domestic dispute at 18 Forest St., according to a police report. The address is the location of New Canaan Diner.

Following an investigation, the Smith Ridge Road man was arrested on the misdemeanor charge. 

It isn’t clear who was involved in the dispute, how he or she is related to the arrested man, what caused it, whether it turned physical or who reported it.

Police withheld details, saying only that it’s a domestic matter.

Under state law, a person is guilty of second-degree breach when, with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he or she “engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior in a public place,” “assaults or strikes another,” “threatens to commit any crime against another person or such other person’s property, “publicly exhibits, distributes, posts up or advertises any offensive, indecent or abusive matter concerning any person,” “in a public place, uses abusive or obscene language or makes an obscene gesture” or “creates a public and hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which such person is not licensed or privileged to do.”

The same individual had pleaded guilty to a 2015 drunk driving charge, Connecticut Judicial Branch records show.

He was released after promising to appear Monday in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

The Domestic Violence Crisis Center in Stamford provides services, support and education for the prevention and elimination of domestic violence. Its 24-hour hotline is 203-588-9096. Espanol: 203-663-6641. National: 888-724-2900.

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