Felony Risk of Injury Charge for New Canaan Man, 44


Police last week arrested a 44-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with risk of injury to a child and three counts of disorderly conduct.

At about 4:17 p.m. on March 25, officers responded to a Nursery Road home on a report of a dispute between the man and the victim, police said.

They established probable cause and brought the felony risk of injury charge, as well as the misdemeanor disorderly conduct counts. The man was transported to police headquarters for processing.

It isn’t clear whether the man is related to the victim or what prompted the charges. Police withheld details, saying it’s a domestic matter.

Under state law, a person is guilty of risk of injury if he or she “wilfully or unlawfully causes or permits any child under the age of sixteen years to be placed in such a situation that the life or limb of such child is endangered, the health of such child is likely to be injured or the morals of such child are likely to be impaired, or does any act likely to impair the health or morals of any such child,” among other reasons.

Police released the man on $5,000 bond and scheduled him to appear March 26 in state Superior Court. 

More information is available on the New Canaan Police website.

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 888-774-2900. To reach DVCC offices during regular business hours, the number is 203-588-9100. Services are free and confidential, multilingual and multicultural. Here’s a podcast with the organization’s executive director.

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