Police: Man Involved in Waveny Incident Has Identified Himself, Criminal Charges To Come

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 press bulletin issued by Police Lt. Jason Ferraro, the department’s public information officer.

“This investigation is still ongoing in terms of determining appropriate charges and completing the appropriate paperwork to make an arrest,” Ferraro said in a press release. “However at this time we feel this was an isolated incident and that the person responsible has been identified. Once an arrest is made further information will be released including the identity of the suspect.”

It isn’t clear just what the man said to the woman, though it alarmed her, according to information police put out earlier in the week as they searched for a suspect. At about 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, he approached the jogger, tapped her on the shoulder and said something that seems to have been deemed offensive.

Police said at the time that they were stepping up patrols in New Canaan’s parks as a result.

The man came to police on Thursday, Ferraro said.

Ferraro thanked local media, saying in his press release Thursday that the suspect saw the story in the news and decided to acknowledge his actions as a result.

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