Man charged in domestic incident involving daughter
Updated 6:54 am, Saturday, September 5, 2015
A 28-year-old man faces a series of charges in connection with what police called a domestic incident early Wednesday involving his daughter at a local residence.
Vincent Caphanac, of Taft Avenue in Bridgeport, was charged with two counts of third-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor and second-degree criminal trespass.
The incident took place about 2 a.m. Wednesday, police said, when Caphanac went to a local residence where his daughter was staying with her grandmother, the child’s legal guardian. Allegedly upset about his daughter’s recent behavior, Caphanac went to the home with a belt with the apparent intent to discipline her, according to the report.
He forced his way into the residence, police said, and allegedly began striking the daughter with the belt. The girl ran upstairs to her grandmother, and while trying to intervene, she was allegedly pushed to the floor by Caphanac, suffering injuries, police said.
Caphanac was not at the home when officers arrived, but was later found at his home in Bridgeport and taken into custody. He denied forcing his way into the house or assaulting the grandmother, according to the report.
The state Department of Children and Families was notified about the incident.
Bond was set at $1,500 and he was scheuled to appear in court last week.