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Three Arrested Following Incident At Newtown Skate Park

Police report an incident at the Newtown Skate Park on Tuesday, March 5, involving the brandishing of a firearm, which resulted in the arrest of three people.

Police said they responded to a complaint at about 5:35 pm involving three males who were in a vehicle, one of whom had waved what appeared to be a handgun out of the vehicle’s window at people at the skate park after a verbal dispute there. There were no injuries.

Police identified the three males who were in the vehicle, two of whom were juveniles under age 18, with the other being an adult. One juvenile was the vehicle’s driver and the other juvenile was a passenger.

Each of the two youths were arrested on a charge of breach of peace and were then released into their parents’ custody for upcoming court appearances, police said. Police declined to identify the pair due to their age.

Police said they identified the adult who had shown the gun as Jacques Carter, 18, of Danbury.

Danbury police found Carter on Newtown Road in Danbury, Newtown police said.

Newtown police said that Danbury police found a BB-gun, which is a handgun replica matching a description of the firearm that was used in the incident, near where they had found Carter.

Newtown police charged Carter with possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle and breach of peace, as well with first-degree and second-degree threatening. Two of the four charges are felonies.

Police held Carter on $5,000 bail for a March 6 arraignment on the charges in Danbury Superior Court at which Carter pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Carter was being held on $50,000 bail on March 7 at the Bridgeport Correctional Center for a        March 18 court appearance.

Officer Matthew Pirhala is the investigating officer. Seven Newtown police were involved in the probe.  

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