Police: Harassment Charge for 53-Year-Old Man


Police on Friday arrested a 53-year-old Stamford man by warrant and charged him with second-degree harassment. 

Police secured a warrant following an investigation regarding the man’s harassment of a victim, officials said.

It isn’t clear whether or how the man is related to the victim or in what way he broke the law. Police withheld details, calling it a domestic matter.

Under state law, a person is guilty of second-degree harassment if he or she “with intent to harass, terrorize or alarm another person, and for no legitimate purpose … makes a telephone call or engages in any other form of communication, whether or not a conversation ensues, in a manner likely to cause terror, intimidation or alarm” or “communicates or shares a photograph, video or words or engages in any other form of communication to a digital, electronic, online or other meeting space, in a manner likely to cause terror, intimidation or alarm,” among other reasons.

The man turned himself in to police on March 10 on the misdemeanor charge. He was released on $20,000 bond and scheduled to appear Monday 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 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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