Police on Wednesday arrested a 19-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
At about 2:33 p.m., officers responded to an Oenoke Ridge residence on a report of a dispute between two occupants of the home, police said.
Following an investigation, police brought the misdemeanor charegs, the report said.
In addition, a 17-year-old New Canaan male was charged with disorderly conduct in the same incident, it said.
The 19-year-old was scheduled to appear Thursday in state Superior Court in Norwalk.
It wasn’t clear what the dispute involved, how it turned physical, whether the arrested teens are related or what were the extent of injuries. Police declined to provide details, calling it 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.”
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.