Stamford man accused of following woman from NY to Norwalk, assaulting her

Delarosa, Andrew

Delarosa, Andrew

Contributed / Norwalk PD

NORWALK — A Stamford man was arrested Saturday on stalking and assault charges related to a June incident, in which he followed a victim from New York to Norwalk, police said.

Andrew Delarosa, 20, was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree stalking, second-degree breach of peace and first-degree unlawful restraint, according to Lt. Terrence Blake.

On June 9, Delarosa allegedly followed the victim to Norwalk from New York.

An off-duty police officer saw Delarosa push the victim onto the sidewalk, pick her up and carry her into a parking lot on Winfield Street, he said.

“The officer, who had already requested police units respond, then went to find the victim, who he could hear screaming for help,” Blake said. “The officer located Delarosa, who was striking the victim and pulling the victim’s hair.”

When the officer yelled at Delarosa to stop, he allegedly ran onto the train tracks abutting the property, out of sight. Despite a search, Delarosa was not found that night. The victim was evaluated at the scene for non-life threatening injuries, Blake said.

An arrest warrant was issued for Delarosa, who was eventually picked up by Stamford police on Saturday night. Delarosa was held on $75,000 bond and was scheduled for arraignment in state Superior Court in Stamford on Monday.

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