Police: Darien Man, 51, Arrested Second Time in Domestic Incident, Violated Protective Order

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After a Darien man had been issued a court order not to contact a person involved with the man’s previous domestic violence arrest, the Darien man went back to the home and refused to leave, police said.

He was arrested again.

Darien police gave this description of what happened in this account, which includes accusations not proven in court:

At 8:13 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, police were dispatched to a Christie Hill Road home, where they were told Peter Wagner, 51, was at the residence, contrary to the court order, and refused to leave.

Police charged him with violating a protective order and first-degree stalking, both felonies. He was held overnight in lieu of paying a bond of $75,000 and appeared in state Superior Court in Stamford the next day. His bond was later lowered to $35,000, which he paid.

The protective order stemmed from charges on April 22, when Darien police had been called to the same home. Another family member told them the man had punching the television screen in the living room.

The family member showed police other items around the house that the man had broken in previous incidents. Police charged the man with disorderly conduct on that occasion and issued him a misdemeanor summons to appear in court.

His next court date is May 18 on all charges.


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