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NORWALK – A fugitive wanted by Vermont police ran across I-95 to avoid capture by Norwalk police.
Zachary Dumas, however, was taken into custody by back-up officers behind the Norwalk Fire Department Station 2.
On Monday, the Norwalk Police Department was contacted by the Bennington, Vt., police a fugitive named Zachary Dumas, who was believed to be staying on Cedar Street in Norwalk.
Dumas, 33, had an active arrest warrant for larceny from a person, criminal threatening and habitual criminal which stemmed from a robbery of a restaurant.
Special Services Officers began conducting surveillance of the area and observed a Chevrolet sedan park on Summit Avenue.
Dumas exited the driver’s side of the vehicle, at which time officers moved in to arrest him.
“Upon seeing the officers, Dumas fled on foot, running behind a business on Cedar Street and then down a hill and onto I-95,” Norwalk police said in a release.
“Dumas ran across I-95 and then up the embankment on the other side, which leads to the rear of the Norwalk Fire Department Station 2. Special Services Officers radioed Dumas’s location to back-up officers, who chased Dumas briefly before tackling him to the ground and taking him into custody behind the firehouse.”
The Chevrolet that Dumas was driving was found to have been stolen from Troy, N.Y.
Dumas was charged with being a fugitive from justice, first-degree larceny and interfering with a police officer.
He was held on a $350,000 bond and given a July 3 court date.