Fairfield Man Charged With Assault In Family Dispute

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Peter Malaszuk, 46, of Fairfield, was charged by Fairfield police with refusal to be fingerprinted, two counts of risk of injury to a minor, interfering with an officer, disorderly conduct and third-degree assault.
Peter Malaszuk, 46, of Fairfield, was charged by Fairfield police with refusal to be fingerprinted, two counts of risk of injury to a minor, interfering with an officer, disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Officers were called to a home on Lalley Boulevard in Fairfield on Sunday evening, May 18, after a man reportedly pulled a chunk of hair from a family member's head after a verbal argument turned physical, police said.

According to the police report, when officers arrived at the home shortly before 6 p.m., Peter Malaszuk, 46, of Fairfield, had barricaded himself in his room and refused to come out to speak with officers. 

Officers gained entry to the room and found Malaszuk on the bed, attempting to take an item out of a drawer, and restrained him. 

While at headquarters, Malaszuk repeatedly refused to allow officers to fingerprint him, police said.

Officers were told the argument had begun earlier in the day while the family was at an out-of-town First Communion party. Malaszuk turned to name-calling before his immediate family left him at the party to return home, police said. He had reportedly been consuming alcohol, police said. 

Sometime later, Malaszuk arrived at the house on Lalley Boulevard in a cab, and the argument resumed, police said. In the fight, he grabbed a chunk of hair out of a family member's head and smashed glass and broke furniture in front of his two children, ages 12 and 4, police said. 

Malaszuk was charged with refusal to be fingerprinted, two counts of risk of injury to a minor, interfering with an officer, disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. 

He was held on $10,000 bond and brought to court on Monday, May 19. No information about his court appearance was available. 

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