Southbury Police: Have you seen this man?
SOUTHBURY — Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man they say was caught on a gas station surveillance system Saturday morning.
“Police have reason to believe he may reside in the Waterbury area,” Southbury police said in a Facebook post Tuesday.
The surveillance photos showed a man dressed in a blue hoodie and baseball cap, wearing glasses and a blue and yellow scarf as a face mask.
A timestamp on the surveillance photographs shows they were apparently taken at a gas station around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Police have not said what the man is wanted for, but the time stamp closely aligns with a traffic incident shortly after that led to the arrest of Gabriel Antonio Deleon, a 29-year-old Waterbury resident.
Police said they tried to pull over Deleon near the intersection of Lakeside Road and Main Street South around 11:40 a.m. Saturday after noticing his car did not have a front license plate.
The existing plate was later discovered to belong to a different vehicle police said.
Deleon and the vehicle’s passenger were seen throwing items, later determined to be crack cocaine and heroin, out of the car.
Both ran from the car, prompting a police helicopter and K-9 search of the area.
Deleon was apprehended and arrested on charges of engaging police in pursuit, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, sale of narcotics, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, failure to display plates, driving without a license and improper use of a marker, license or registration.
The passenger in the car, a silver Buick, has not been caught, according to police.
Anyone with information is asked to please call Officer Ezzo at 203-264-5912. All calls will be kept confidential.
Past reporting by staff writer Kendra Baker contributed to this story.