Special Services officers working as a two-man street team arrested a man Saturday evening for allegedly carrying a loaded revolver without a permit.
The officers were patrolling past the Harbor Commons Condominiums on Butler Street and spotted three men standing outside, two of whom the knew, said police spokesman Lt. Praveen John.
The officers stepped out of the truck they were in and noted one of the men began walking away from them quickly, John said. As they approached him, the man started running and the officers noted his left jacket pocket began swinging widely, indicating something heavy was in it.
The officers chased the man to Crescent Street where they lost sight of him. A resident pointed toward the Danbury Branch railroad tracks and the officers moved in that direction.
The officers found the man, later identified as Jaequann Gilbert, crouched down near the tracks and took him into custody.
The officers reported finding Gilbert was carrying a silver .38 calliber Winchester Special revolver loaded with six rounds. They said he also possessed less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana.
Gilbert, 20, of 356 Main Ave., was charged with carrying a gun without a permit, interfering with an officer, third-degree criminal trespass, simple trespass on railroad property, and possession of less than four ounces of marijuana.
Gilbert was held on $50,000 bond and given a court date of Nov. 15.