Police: Homeless Man, 39, Arrested After Threatening To Kill New Canaan Residents

Police on Monday morning arrested a 39-year-old homeless man by warrant after he threatened New Canaan residents by text with bodily harm and death.

Keith A. Wolfe. Photo courtesy of the New Canaan Police Department

Keith A. Wolfe was charged with second-degree threatening and violation of a protective order.

The arrest follows a police investigation and extradition from New York City Department of Corrections.

At about 1:10 p.m. on Nov. 27, officers took a complaint regarding a violation of an active protective order out of Washington state, according to a police report.

The victims—an unspecified number of New Canaan residents and one person from Seattle—told police that that Wolfe is prohibited from contacting or threatening them through text messages, the report said.

In the texts, Wolfe threatened to travel to New Canaan and hurt or kill them, it said.

New Canaan Police investigators determined that Wolfe had sent the texts from his own cell phone, and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Two days later, on Nov. 29, the New Canaan Police Investigative Division determined that Wolfe was on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, at Amsterdam Avenue and 72nd Street, the report said.

There, New Canaan Police, assisted by the New York Police Department, took Wolfe into custody, it said.

On Monday, police took custody of Wolfe following his extradition hearing. He was held on $50,000 bond and scheduled to appear Dec. 12 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

Police declined to provide details on whether or how Wolfe is related to the victims, saying it was a domestic matter.

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