Police: Man in Waveny Incident Identifies Himself, Will Be Charged

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Police said Thursday that the man suspected of approaching a female jogger at Waveny one evening this week and making “inappropriate remarks” to her came to department headquarters to admit his involvement in the incident.

The man “provided specific details as to what took place, confirming he was in fact the suspect,” according to a news release issued by New Canaan Police Department.

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A Waveny Park trail

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“This investigation is still ongoing in terms of determining appropriate charges and completing the appropriate paperwork to make an arrest,” the news release said.

“However at this time we feel this was an isolated incident and that the person responsible has been identified. Once an arrest is made further information will be released including the identity of the suspect.”

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A pathway at Waveny Park

It isn’t clear just what the man said to the woman, though it alarmed her, according to information police put out earlier in the week as they searched for a suspect.

At about 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, he approached the jogger, tapped her on the shoulder and said something that seems to have been deemed offensive.

Police said at the time that they were stepping up patrols in New Canaan’s parks as a result.

The man came to police on Thursday, Ferraro said.

The Police Department thanked local news media, saying in news release Thursday that the suspect saw the story in the news and decided to acknowledge his actions as a result.