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Man held on $500,000 bond for violating protective order

Published 2:00 pm, Monday, May 19, 2014
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Vito A. Luciano, 41, of 66 Osborn Lane, New Canaan, was arrested May 18 on charges of first-degree criminal trespass and criminal violation of protective order.

Police said the protective order against Luciano, who was arrested on the same charges on March 26, prohibits him from contacting his estranged wife unless he needs to talk about their children and prohibits him from going to her residence.

On May 18, the victim told police that Luciano attended one of their children's school events on May 16 and tried to engage her in conversation unrelated to the children, according to the police report.

Later that Friday, he called her numerous times and tried to engage her in conversation that did not regard their children, according to police. He also went to the victim's home and banged on the windows, police said. Luciano continued to text and call her on Saturday and he returned her home on Sunday and started yelling to her from the driveway, according to the report.

After the woman reported the violation, police contacted Luciano and he turned himself in at 6:40 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Luciano was held in lieu of $500,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court May 19.

Police said the charges pertain to the violations on Sunday and there would be additional charges for the Friday and Saturday violations once a new arrest warrant is approved.

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 wife by the throat and threatened to kill her. The case is still pending, according to the state Department of Justice website.