Disorderly, Assault Charges for New Canaan Man, 32


Police last week arrested a 32-year-old Michigan Road man and charged him with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

At about 6:31 p.m. on April 20, officers were dispatched to the lobby of police headquarters on a report of a family dispute earlier in the day, authorities said.

Following an investigation, police brought the misdemeanor charges. 

It isn’t clear what the dispute involved or where it occurred, how it turned physical, whether or how the man is related to the victim or what was the extent of the victim’s injuries. Police declined to provide details, saying the incident was a domestic matter.

Under state law, a person is guilty of disorderly conduct when, with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or by offensive or disorderly conduct, annoys or interferes with another person, among other reasons.

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.”

Police released the man after he promised to appear April 22 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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