Former Senate candidate charged with making harassing calls
Former U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Lisa "Lee" Whitnum-Baker, 52, of 123 Henry St., Greenwich, was arrested on June 13 on a charge of second-degree harassment, her second arrest in two months.
Police said the director of Atria Darien, a senior living facility at 50 Ledge Road, filed a complaint against Whitnum-Baker, who is not allowed on site.
The director told police that Whitnum-Baker left harassing phone messages that she, and perhaps other family members, were not pleased with the director's actions against her, according to the report. The messages also said that Whitnum-Baker and family members were going to confront her at the residence in the near future, police said.
The director was fearful, said police, who applied for a warrant for Whitnum-Baker's arrest.
She posted $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in on June 25.
Whitnum-Baker was previously arrested on April 18 on a charge of first-degree criminal trespass on the Atria Darien property.
Whitnum-Baker, who unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate in 2010 and 2012, has clashed for years with local and state lawmakers, according to the Greenwich Time, a Hearst Connecticut Newspaper.
In March 2012, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy filed for a civil protective order against Whitnum-Baker in a procedural battle over evidence in a defamation lawsuit she filed against the governor in 2010, according to the Greenwich Time. Whitnum-Baker had accused Malloy of defaming her when he described her views as anti-Semitic during a 2008 Democratic U.S. House primary between Whitnum-Baker and the eventual winner, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, according to the Greenwich Time.
In 2010, she ran against then-Attorney General Richard Blumenthal in his long-anticipated bid for U.S. Senate, according to the Greenwich Time.