New Canaan Police ID Harassing Phone Caller


New Canaan Police on Wednesday recognized officers who took part in resolving a harassment case. 

Officer Jake Somma. Credit: Legacy Studios

In November of 2023, Officer Jake Somma took a complaint regarding harassing phone calls, according to Police Chief John DiFederico.

The phone calls had gone on for more than six months and the number was blocked, making it “difficult to identify the caller,” the chief told members of the Police Commission during their regular meeting, held at Town Hall and via videoconference.

“But Officer Somma and Sgt. [George] Caponera did a thorough investigation,” he said. “They were able to narrow the list down of the possible numbers and they were able to identify the caller as a former friend of the complainant.”

The update came as DiFederico shared a letter of appreciation from the complainant recognizing the officers’ help.

Eventually the woman making the phone calls confessed, he said. The complainant didn’t want any further action taken, DiFederico said.

The harassing calls did stop, he added.

“So it’s a good outcome for all and good work from Officer Somma,” DiFederico said.

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