Suspicious Vehicle Call Ends with 2 Drug Arrests
Two men have been arrested after Torrington Police were called to Berry Street Friday afternoon on the report of a suspicious vehicle.When police arrived about 2 p.m. they found the vehicle parked facing the wrong way and 24 year old Gary Hall of Naugatuck behind the wheel.
As police talked with Hall they say 29 year old James Tripp of Waterbury approached the car and tossed a container into the vehicle. Inside the container was 3 ounces of cocaine.
As officers tried to take Tripp into custody he fought, causing minor injuries to two of the officers.Tripp then fled. Several schools in the area were placed into lockdown as a precaution as police searched for Tripp.
Tripp was spotted in the area of Pulaski Street about 3:15 p.m. and was apprehended after a brief struggle.
Tripp is facing numerous narcotics charges along with two counts of Assault on a Police Officer, Interfering with a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest.He is being held in lieu of a half million dollars bond.
Hall is being held on five thousand dollars bond on narcotics charges. His car has been seized.