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Sunday, March 18 News

Man facing more charges

Vito A. Luciano, 41, of 66 Osborn Lane, New Canaan, was arrested May 23 on charges of second-degree harassment and criminal violation of a protective order.

The charges stem from a warrant that was pending since his last arrest on Sunday, May 18. At that time, Luciano's estranged wife told police he had violated multiple times a protective order that prohibits him from contacting her unless he needs to talk about their children and prohibits him from going to her residence, police said.

The victim said Luciano tried to engage her in conversation unrelated to the kids while attending one of their children's school events on Friday, May 16, according to the report. Later that same day, he called her several times and again tried to engage her in conversation that did not regard their children, police said. He also went to the victim's home and banged on the windows, according to police. Luciano continued to text and call her on Saturday and he returned her home on Sunday and started yelling to her from the driveway, the report states.

Police arrested Luciano May 18 for that day's violations but they had to apply for an arrest warrant for the Friday and Saturday alleged violations, according to the report.

The new warrant was issued May 23 and Luciano was taken into custody while appearing in Norwalk Superior Court to respond to the other charges, police said.

He was held in lieu of $5,000 and is scheduled to appear in court on June 4.

On Dec. 3, Luciano was arrested on charges of first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct after police said he grabbed his estranged wife by the throat and threatened to kill her. The case is pending, according to the state Department of Justice website.