Man Arrested for Having Sawed Off Shotgun

Shelton, Conn. (WTNH) – Shelton Police have arrested a Waterbury man who tried to have a fraudulent prescription filled and lead police in a pursuit before they found a sawed off shotgun under the hood of his vehicle.

balek Man Arrested for Having Sawed Off Shotgun

The arrest on Wednesday stems from an incident that happened back in July at a Walgreens pharmacy on Bridgeport Avenue. Police say that 38-year-old David Balek tried to get a fraudulent prescription filled.  Police were contacted by the pharmacy and were there when Balek came back to pick up the prescription.  They tried to stop him in the parking lot at Walgreens but he took off.

A little while later Ansonia Police saw the vehicle blocking a driveway and they notified Shelton Police.

After investigating, officers found a sawed off shotgun under the hood of the vehicle and the fraudulent license used to attempt to obtain the prescription at Walgreens.

DNA evidence linked Balek to the incident and Shelton Police obtained an arrest warrant for him.

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