WEST HAVEN, Conn. — Two men were arrested Saturday after the car they were in rammed a police vehicle.
Officers observed a suspicious vehicle with a misused plate at the Citgo Gas Station on Elm Street. When they approached the car, the driver attempted to flee and intentionally struck an unmarked police vehicle, and reversed into a dumpster, according to police.
The vehicle was pinned against the dumpster and after a brief struggle, the occupants were removed.
The front seat passenger, Giovanni Cabasquini, was found to be in possession of a 9mm “Polymer 80” ghost gun with 30 round extended magazine, $2,750 in cash, and 30 capsules of crack cocaine packaged for street level sale.
The driver, Taylon Silva, was found to be on intense pre-trial probation for a pending gun charge.
Police said both are convicted felons.
Cabasquini was charged with Carrying a Pistol without a Permit, Criminal Possession of a Pistol, illegally Altering the Identifications of a Firearm, Illegal Possession of a High Capacity Magazine, Possession with Intent to Sell Narcotics, Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Silva was charged with Interfering with an Officer, Reckless Endangerment 1st, and other motor vehicle charges.
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