Police: Homeless man sent threatening texts
Updated 4:05 pm, Tuesday, December 12, 2017
NEW CANAAN — Police charged a homeless man after he allegedly sent texts to several New Canaan residents threatening to come to town and harm them.
The victims approached New Canaan police with a complaint against Keith Wolfe, 39, on Nov. 27 around 1:10 p.m. The group included several New Canaan residents and another victim from Seattle. According to the victims’ statement, Wolfe texted the victims and threatened to come to New Canaan to harm and kill them. These texts were a violation of a current protective order out against Wolfe in Washington state stemming from a domestic incident. Based on information and evidence presented to them, police obtained an extraditable warrant for Wolfe.
On Nov. 29, police received information Wolfe was in New York, specifically in Manhattan in the area of 72nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue. New Canaan police responded to this area and, with the help of the New York Police Department, were able to take Wolfe into custody.
Wolfe was held by the New York Department of Corrections until his extradition hearing. On Dec. 11, New Canaan police traveled back to Manhattan and took Wolfe into custody. He was brought to New Canaan police headquarters where he was charged with five counts of second-degree threatening and one count of violation of a protective order. He was held on a $50,000 bond ahead of a Dec. 12 court date.