FAIRFIELD -4-27-13- A Fairfield police officer who noticed a man acting suspiciously Friday led to arrests in connection to weapons and drugs.
A member of the Special Operations Team saw something odd about a man at the 7-Eleven store on the 200 block of Tabor Avenue and approached him. According to Sgt. Josh Jacobsen, two men in the vehicle fled the lot before contact was made.
A traffic stop was then made near the corner of Tipton and Flint ways. The officer noticed two large knives in the vehicle as he approached, Jacobsen said. Police eventually found a loaded, modified .22 rifle and a .38 pistol. Marijuana, suspected methamphetamine and a scale was also found in the vehicle along with ammunition, Jacobsen said.
The driver was identified as Bruce Nevin, 56, of Fairfield, and was arrested on suspicion of possession of a loaded weapon, a modified weapon and concealed weapon.
Ronald Newhauser, 50, of Fairfield, was found to be on probation and was also arrested on suspicion of similar offenses. Police were still investigating to find out exactly who possessed which items.
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