STAMFORD — A concerned citizen’s tip about a man wanted for a nearly three-year-old violent break-in led to the capture of a former Stamford man late Wednesday night police said.

Downtown police Capt. Diedrich Hohn said he got a tip that Rony Castaneda, 31, of Greenwich Avenue, had moved back in with his wife despite the fact he was wanted for breaking into her apartment in February 2016 and assaulting her.

Hohn said surveillance was set up at the apartment Wednesday night near the corner of Greenwich Avenue and Selleck Street and a lookout was kept up for Castaneda, who was believed to be driving a newer Ford pickup truck.

At 10:20 p.m. Hohn spotted a black pickup backing into a parking place at the residence and Castaneda was spotted inside the apartment with his wife and three children.

Several officers under the command of Lt. Lou Derubeis surrounded the home. Castaneda first gave officers a fake name, police said, but a picture was produced that proved his identity.

“Police in 2016 released a memo saying we were looking for him after he committed a very violent domestic assault and broke into his wife’s home and cased a lot of damage to his family,” Hohn said.

Castaneda was charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree reckless endangerment, risk of injury to a child, strangulation, threatening, criminal mischief and three counts of failure to appear in court. He is being held in lieu of a $160,000 court appearance bond and an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com