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Norwich police capture fugitive

Published April 11. 2012 6:29AM   Updated April 11. 2012 6:31AM
Provided by Norwich police
Nicholas J. Gardner

Norwich — Police arrested Tuesday a local man wanted in California for violation of his parole.

Nicholas J. Gardner, 25, of 153 Summit St., Apt. B, was charged with being a fugitive from justice and interfering with an officer.

Police said they received information that Gardner, who had an active felony arrest warrant out of California, was living on Summit Street.

Gardner was observed by Officer Chase Chiangi entering the residence at about 6:50 p.m. Additional officers, including a canine officer, were denied entry into the residence.

Police said they had to force their way into the home, and found Gardner hiding in the basement.

Gardner is being held on a $100,000 bond, and is scheduled to be arraigned today in Norwich Superior Court.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or any criminal activity in the city is asked to call police at (860) 886-5561 or the anonymous tip line at (860) 886-5561, extension 500.

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