WILTON — Police say a Wilton man was arrested Saturday on charges of harassment and refusing to submit to arrest after he continued to make comments to neighbors and pushed an officer attempting to arrest him.

Peter Ankers, 56, also faces charges of violating conditions of release and disorderly conduct.

Ankers was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of harassment at the end of May when he violated a harassment order. Police had received several complaints about him making racial slurs and comments to neighbors. The order was issued after the last documented offense.

Police received another report of him harassing the same neighbors, police Chief Heidi Wilcox said.

He continued to yell at them after police warned him to stop, she said. When Wilton police officer Courtney Krause went to arrest him, he resisted and pushed her, Wilcox said.

The harassment of a family, including their children, has been verbal and intimidating. Police have three documented incidents, but it has been going on for more than a year, Wilcox said in May.

The family held back on making complaints because they wanted to try to get along, she said.

Ankers posted $500 cash bail at Franklin County Detention Center on Saturday. He has a court appearance Aug. 26.

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