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Fairfield Man Nabbed With Loaded Magazine, Drugs After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Police Say

Christopher Serrano
Christopher Serrano Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police Department

A Fairfield County man has been arrested for allegedly running from police during a motor vehicle stop and for having a loaded firearm magazine.

The incident took place around 2:24 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 28, when Bridgeport Police attempted a vehicle stop of Christopher Serrano, of Bridgeport, for not having a registration, said Scott Appleby, director of emergency management.

After getting out of the vehicle, Serrano allegedly began to run away from officers while clutching his waistband. During the brief foot pursuit, two objects fell from his pants, Appleby said.

Serrano was caught in the area of Clarence Street, with one officer receiving an injury to his hand, police added.

Officers retrieved a loaded firearm magazine and a phone discarded during the chase and while searching the vehicle found a small number of drugs, Appleby said.

Serrano was charged with:

  • Driving without a registration
  • Driving without insurance
  • Possession of narcotics with intent
  • Criminal trespass
  • Interfering with an officer
  • Resisting arrest
  • Criminal possession of firearm ammo/weapon 

He is being held on a $150,000 bond. 

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