New Milford cops charge man with six felonies for messaging ex
NEW MILFORD — Police say a Wolcott man ignored repeated warnings and kept contacting an ex-girlfriend in repeated violations of a protective order.
For Andrew Quesnel’s most recent bought of contact attempts, police charged him with six felony counts: three protective order violations and three restraining order violations, for three messages he sent his ex-girlfriend over a three-day span in mid-July, court documents said.
Quesnel appeared in state Superior Court in Bantam last Thursday for those six charges, and several others.
He is also charged with harassment and trespassing.
His constant, unwanted correspondence frightened his ex-girlfriend to the point that she went to New Milford police several times to voice her worries, court documents said.
“Something needs to be done,” she told police.
Her concerns were justified, police said. Quesnel did more than contact her through messaging applications. He had been spotted around New Milford and even sat in the New Milford Police Department parking lot a few times, court documents said.
Although police spoke to Quesnel several times, and he had been arrested several times for violating the protective order in the past, he kept trying to establish a correspondence, court documents said.
“Still think we could have gotten back up after falling,” police said Quesnel told his ex in his last message to her on July 16.
He was arrested July 19, and has been in custody since.
His next court date is Sept. 7.