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Saturday, February 24 News

New Canaan man charged with trespassing

Vito Luciano, 41, of 66 Osborn Lane, New Canaan, was arrested March 26 on charges of first-degree trespass and criminal violation of a protective order.

Police said Luciano visited his estranged wife two times, which violated a protective order that was issued against him.

Luciano was arrested Dec. 3 on charges of second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening, first-degree reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct after police said he grabbed the victim by the throat and threatened to kill her, according to the original police report.

On March 25, police received a call from a relative of Luciano's wife who reported that the man had visited the victim on Charter Oak Drive, police said. Officers went to the location at 9:20 p.m. and ordered Luciano not to return or he would face arrest, according to the report.

At 5:30 p.m. the next day, the victim's brother called police saying he had seen Luciano driving in the Charter Oak Drive neighborhood and he was fearful the suspect might stop by the house, police said.

When police contacted the woman, she said Luciano had texted her, stopped by the house and spoken to her, police said. The victim told police she asked Luciano to leave, which he did, according to the report.

Police then went to the neighborhood to check if Luciano was actually gone, but they found him at the YMCA parking lot, which is about a mile away from the house where the victim is staying, police said.

Luciano was placed under arrest at the scene and was held in lieu of $100,000 bond. He was scheduled to appear in court March 27.