Assault, Breach of Peace Charges for New Canaan Man, 48


Police on Monday afternoon arrested a 48-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. 

At about 3:37 p.m. on June 14, officers were dispatched to a Smith Ridge Road home regarding a domestic dispute between the man and another occupant of the residence, according to a police report. 

Following an investigation, police brought the misdemeanor charges. 

It wasn’t clear what the dispute involved, how it turned physical, whether the arrested man is related to the victim or what were the extent of injuries. Police declined to provide details, calling it a domestic matter.

A person is guilty of third-degree assault, according to state law, when “with intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person” or “recklessly causes serious physical injury to another person or “with criminal negligence, he causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon, a dangerous instrument or an electronic defense weapon.”

The man was released on $5,000 bond and scheduled to appear Tuesday in state Superior Court. 

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. Here’s a podcast with the organization’s executive director.

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