In a domestic violence incident late Monday night, a Hecker Avenue man put his hands around the neck of someone else “in a forceful manner for a short time, causing pain to the victim,” police said. He was arrested.
Police gave this account of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:
Police went to the home after an 11:06 p.m. call. They were told the incident started after the man began to argue with other people there.
Although the man put his hands on the victim’s neck, the police announcement did not say there were any marks on the victim. Nor did police say he strangled the victim, and he was not charged with strangulation or assault.
Afterward, the man went into the kitchen, where he smashed dishes.
The man was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, then released on a written promise to appear the next day in state Superior Court in Stamford. His next court date is July 15.
Police gave the man’s age as 50, but the Connecticut Judicial Website says he’s 47.
Editor’s note: State law prevents police from giving identifying information about victims in domestic cases. Darienite.com, at it’s discretion, doesn’t name domestic violence arrestees in less egregious cases and seldom uses arrestees’ exact home addresses.