36-Year-Old Man Arrested After Dispute Downtown 

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Police on Monday night arrested a 36-year-old New York City man who refused to comply with authorities after instigating a dispute in downtown New Canaan.

At about 7:50 p.m. on Aug. 5, officers were dispatched to Elm Street and South Avenue on a report of a dispute between two men, according to a police report.

There, police determined that the New York City man was the aggressor in the incident, the report said. According to the victim, the man approached him as he sat in his vehicle in a legal parking space, then stuck his hand through the open driver’s side window, inside the vehicle and became aggressive, it said.

Investigating officers tried to talk to the Manhattan man but he refused to talk about what had happened and also refused to provide his name or address, and tried to leave the scene while police were still investigating, the report said.

Police charged him with two counts of interfering as well as one count of second-degree breach of peace. While police processed him at headquarters, the man refused to be photographed or fingerprinted, the report said. He additionally was charged with failure to comply with a fingerprint request. 

He was held on $50,000 bond and scheduled to appear Aug. 16 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

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