Based upon information received from neighborhood complaints and known narcotics dealers familiar to Shelton police officers, Shelton P.D. has been working increased enforcement in the known areas of residences that have ties to illegal narcotics.
On April 24, 2015 an officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation in one of these narcotics areas. The vehicle fled and when it suddenly stopped, the driver fled on foot. The officer was unable to locate the driver of the vehicle.
In the early morning hours of April 25, 2015 Shelton police officers attempted to stop the same vehicle in the downtown area. Shortly after the officer activated his overhead lights in an attempt to pull the car over, the vehicle stopped suddenly and the two occupants jumped out and fled on foot. The subject that that had fled from officers the previous night began reaching into his pockets as officers were chasing him. Officers gave warnings to the subject to stop and take his hands out; when the subject refused, the officer deployed a Taser and hit the subject, knocking him to the ground at which point he was taken into custody. After being treated for minor injuries the subject and the second occupant were both booked for numerous warrants, possession of narcotics and possession of a dangerous weapon.