Man arrested for possession of sawed off shotgun

On Wednesday, Jan. 13 Shelton Police arrested David Balek, 38, of Waterbury, for criminal possession of a firearm, possession of a sawed off shotgun, using fraud to deceit and obtain a controlled substance, forgery 2nd degree, and engaging police in pursuit. Balek, who is currently incarcerated on unrelated charges, was held on $100,000 bond for this incident.

The arrest stems from an incident on July 13, 2015 when Walgreens pharmacy,

located at 700 Bridgeport Ave., reported that a customer attempted to have a fraudulent

prescription filled. Officers were contacted by Walgreens Pharmacy when the suspect came back to the store in an attempt to pick up the prescription.  Officers located the suspect in the parking lot of the pharmacy and attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop of the vehicle, however, the operator did not stop, engaged officers in a pursuit and was able to elude them.

A short time later Ansonia Police located the vehicle unoccupied in their town blocking a driveway and notified Shelton Police.

A follow up investigation led to the discovery of a sawed off shotgun underneath the hood of the vehicle and the fraudulent license used to attempt to obtain the prescription at Walgreens.

DNA evidence linked Balek to the incident and Shelton Police obtained an arrest warrant for him pursuant to the investigation.