Update, 2:10 p.m.:
Two of the four people arrested on drug charges Tuesday at an Old Kings Highway residence were caught after officers set up a perimeter to intercept a delivery of narcotics, according to Darien Police Det. Mark Cappelli.
Eric Sing, 21, of Darien; Rahsen Fisher, 31, of Bridgeport; Victor Manuel DeLeon, 30, of Bridgeport; and an unidentified youthful offender were taken into custody following the incident.
Sing pled gulity in 2009 to marijuana possession after an incident at the same home in which three men — including Gov. Malloy's son — attempted to rob him of his stash.
Cappelli said that police first received a report of suspicious persons at 165 Old Kings Highway North around 8:24 p.m. The residence, which was , was believed to be uninhabited.
When officers arrived, they encountered Sing at the home along with an unidentified youth. Both were found to be in possession of marijuana and were placed under arrest, Cappelli said.
Officers also discovered that Sing had an oustanding warrant for failure to appear in court pertaining to his previous conviction, he added.
While speaking with the suspects, police reportedly ascertained that a delivery of heroin to the address was imminent. Officers then set up a perimeter around the home and waited for the arrival of additional subjects.
Eventually, two people — later identified as Fisher and Deleon — were dropped off by a van near Old Kings Highway and Circle Road, Cappelli said. When officers identified themselves, DeLeon complied with their instructions, but Fisher reportedly ran in the direction of Wakeman Road.
As officers pursued Fisher, Cappelli said he threw away three packages of heroin. Officers soon caught up to the suspect, but when he allegedly resisted arrest, police tasered him.
Additional quantities of heroin and marijuana were found in Fisher's possession, according to Cappelli, along with a small amount of marijuana on DeLeon. The exact quantities of the drugs were not immediately known.
Sing was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He failed to post $15,000 bond — $10,000 stemming from violation of probation and $5,000 for the new charges.
DeLeon was charged with conspiracy to sell narcotics, possession of narcotics, and possession of marijuana. He failed to post a $50,000 bond.
Fisher was charged with possession of narcotics, sale of a controlled substance, sale of narcotics, and interfering with an officer. According to Cappelli, Fisher also had a "lengthy" criminal history including narcotics and firearm convictions. He failed to post a $150,000 bond.
All three were arraigned in state Superior Court in Stamford on Wednesday. The unidentified youthful offender was released on $100 bond.
A routine call led to a "significant narcotics investigation" and multiple arrests Tuesday night at a familiar Old Kings Highway address, according to .
The residence, situated at 165 Old Kings Hwy. N, is where the son of Gov. Dannel Malloy was involved in an attempted robbery in 2009.
Sgt. Jeremiah Marron said police initially responded to the home around 9 p.m. after a report of a suspicious person. But the incident escalated quickly, leading to a foot chase and the tasering of one suspect, he said.
Four people — including one youthful offender — were arrested, according to Marron, and narcotics and several other items were seized from the residence.
Upwards of 15 officers responded to the scene, he said, including members of the DPD's detective division and canine units from the Stamford Police Department.
The names of the suspects have not yet been released, but Marron said that three of the four were unable to post "significant" bonds "given the nature of the charges and their criminal histories." They were set to be transported to state Superior Court in Stamford Wednesday morning.
The scene of Tuesday's incident is no stranger to commotion. In March of 2009, four people — including Ben Malloy, son of now Gov. Malloy — were arrested after an attempted robbery at the home.
According to the Stamford Advocate, court records indicate that Malloy and fellow Stamford residents Michael Krepak and Karl Hanson went to the home one night to buy marijuana from resident Eric Sing. But when they encountered Sing, Malloy reportedly pulled out a BB gun and Hanson a pistol loaded with blanks, demanding that he hand over his stash.
Sing then fetched his own rifle, police reported, threatening the trio and sending them fleeing from the scene. Shell casings were later found in the yard.
Malloy, then 22, was arrested and pled guilty to first degree attempted robbery in December of 2009. He was sentenced to five years of probation.
Malloy was not involved in Tuesday's incident, according to Marron.
In February, the same residence that led to two residents being treated for smoke inhalation.
Though Darien Police Det. John Murphy was initially brought in to explore the possibility of arson, the Fire Marshal McEwan told Patch at the time that the blaze was eventually determined to be accidental.