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New Canaan Man Charged With Interfering After Cops Respond to Dispute

A New Canaan man was charged as a result of a family dispute in which he was alleged to have pushed his mother-in-law with his shoulder and then allegedly struggled with police after refusing to sign a misdemeanor summons. 

According to Sgt. Carol Ogrinc, officers were dispatched to a New Norwalk Road residence for a reported verbal dispute that turned physical, between a divorced couple. 

The man, identified by authorities as Brian M. Stein, 46, of 983 New Norwalk Road, allegedly got into a verbal dispute with his ex-wife, whom he lives with, and his ex-mother-in-law, who also lives at the home with them. Police said he was alleged to have bumped the woman's mother with his shoulder when she wouldn't move. 

As police were interviewing the people on scene, Ogrinc said they were prepared to release Stein at the scene, but he refused to sign a misdemeanor summons. Ogrinc said it is procedure to bring someone to the station if they refuse to sign a summons. 

Ogrinc said when police attempted to handcuff the man, he resisted and interfered with having the cuffs placed on him. 

Stein was charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer. He was issued a $10,000 bond, which he paid, and was scheduled to appear in court on September 19, 2013. 

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