Troopers Led Into Foot Chase After Fugitive Plays Hide and Seek in Local Walmart

This article was published on: 01/31/18 9:28 AM by Mike Minarsky


On 01/30/2018 at approximately 7:30 pm, Troop D Troopers were dispatched to the Brooklyn Walmart located at #450 Providence Pike, Brooklyn for a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. A Troop D QLTF Trooper recognized the license plate given out over the radio and knew that the owner of the vehicle, Joshua Robinson, 30, of  Danielson, had two active arrest warrants. Troopers along with a State Police K9 Unit secured the area and began a search for the individual. Troopers determined that Robinson was hiding inside Walmart and began a systematic search for him. After a short time, Troopers spotted Robinson in the garden department and ordered him to surrender. Robinson, who had a significant lead on Troopers, burst through a fire exit and fled on foot across the side parking lot and into the woods. Troopers sprinted after Robinson and entered the woods and caught up with him. Troopers placed Robinson on the ground and handcuffed him. Robinson was transported back to Troop D where he was processed and charged with Failure to Appear in the First Degree, Failure to Appear in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Police Officer. Robinson was held on a combined bond of $56,000 and is to appear in Danielson Superior Court on 01/31/2017.

Members of the Connecticut State Police are committed to combating drug activity in the “Quiet Corner” and anyone with information regarding the illegal sale of narcotics are encouraged to call the Troop D QLTF anonymous Tips Hotline at 860-779-4950 or message the QLTF Facebook page.

source: Troop D QLTF Facebook Page

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