Burglary Call Leads to a Pursuit, 5 Arrests in Old Saybrook

A call about a burglary in Old Saybrook led police to a pursuit before arresting five people for narcotics, police said 

Police responded to Sherman Street when a neighbor reported a possible burglary in progress. 

The suspects fled in a car and led police on a pursuit while traveling on College Street, Saybrook Point, over the Causeway, Fenwood, Knollwood, Maple Avenue and North Cove Landing, according to police.

The pursuit ended when the suspects drove into the backyard swamp area of two condominiums on North Cove Landing, police said. 

Nathaniel Gonzalez, 18, Yanquee Rodriguez, 20, and two unnamed 17-year-olds were arrested. 

An invesitigation found that the suspects were not attempting to rob a home, but in fact, were trying to sell drugs, police said. Bundles of heroin were found in the car. 

Police arrested Michael Jervis, 33, who was living at the home on Sherman Street and trying to buy heroin. 

Gonzalez, Rodriguez and the teens were all charged with various narcotic charges, including possession and intent to sell. Jervis was charged with conspiracy to possess and criminal attempt to purchase narcotics. 

No injuries were reported.

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