FAIRFIELD — A short vehicle pursuit followed by a foot pursuit Wednesday afternoon ended with two arrests.
Fairfield police officers initially responded at approximately 1:15 p.m. to a report of an altercation involving a gun in the area of Bristol Lane and Tabor Avenue, said Sgt. Jeff Osgood.
Officers arrived on scene and got an update from a witness, who described the vehicle and clothing of the suspects. Officers spotted the vehicle moments later at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Travis Boulevard, Osgood said.
Police tried to stop the vehicle at Gateway and Travis boulevards, but the driver tried to evade them, resulting in a short chase along Gateway, Osgood said. He said the speeds in the pursuit didn’t exceed 45 mph.
The vehicle turned left on Pennsylvania, and on the 2000 block of Pennsylvania the passenger jumped out and fled on foot, Osgood said. The driver abandoned the vehicle and was captured – with the use of a stun gun – not far from an apartment where he was living, Osgood said.
The passenger, meanwhile, continued to flee on foot, hopping fences along Bristol.
“An officer spotted him on Bristol Lane. He fled from officers and ignored their commands and kept running,” Osgood said.
Officers set up a perimeter and isolated the suspect to a few houses before beginning a yard-to-yard check. The passenger was found hiding in shed in a backyard and was arrested without incident, Osgood said.
Police identified the driver as 23-year-old Jeremy Nazareno of Fairfield. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on suspicion of evading a police officer.
The passenger was identified as Terrell Brumfield, 21, of Fairfield. He was arrested on suspicion of resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer in the performance of his duties.
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