Police Collar Fugitive From Justice While Searching for Roaming Dog

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A roaming dog inadvertently led Naugatuck Police to a fugitive from justice Monday night.

Police said the fugitive, Elbert Colon, 34, is the owner of the dog. He reportedly lied about his identity to the officer who was investigating a roaming dog complaint at 5:34 p.m. on Feb. 3.

The officer determined that Colon, of Wilson Street in Naugatuck, was wanted on an active arrest warrant out of New Jersey. He was charged with being a fugitive from justice and interfering with an officer. 

Colon was held on a $50,000 surety bond and was scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Feb. 4.

According to the state Judicial Branch website, Colon's interfering with an officer case is awaiting a plea. He's due back in court for that charge on Feb. 21.

Naugatalk February 07, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Good work to the NPDEPT But is this what we are attracting to our town? The list of offenses seems to be growing daily in the newspaper! Whats to be done to rid the town of these lawbreakers? Do we need boarder guards at the town line to do what they do at the airports? Sounds silly ? Lets hope it never comes to that!
Sean February 07, 2014 at 09:51 PM
chuck February 07, 2014 at 09:52 PM
I've given solutions hundreds of times on here......everybody knows they'll work but won't admit it. Until then we'll watch the slime seep into town unchecked.
lou banger February 09, 2014 at 03:36 AM
who cares about him, did they find the dog?
chuck February 09, 2014 at 06:55 AM
Lou summed it up...


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