Arrest of Darryl Giles - Risk of Injury to Minor/Drugs
by Captain Ronald Smith ◊ Oct 25, 2011
On October 24th at approximately 12:15a.m. Officer Shawn Nutcher of the Hamden Police Department observed a motor vehicle traveling on Pine Rock Avenue with defective equipment. He attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop. The vehicle fled into New Haven, eventually stopping on Blake Street.
The operator of the vehicle, identified as Darryl Giles, subsequently exited the vehicle and fled on foot. He was arrested after a foot pursuit. Officers found 7 bags of marijuana and 77 empty bags, which are used to package the drugs, in his possession.
Investigation revealed that Giles, left his 4 year-old son inside of the vehicle, while he engaged police in both a vehicular and foot pursuit. Further investigation revealed that the Connecticut State Police wanted Giles on the strength of 2 felony arrest warrants.
Hamden Police arrested:
Darryl Giles, 21, of 151 Fitch Street, New Haven. He was charged with Risk of Injury to a Minor, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana With the Intent to Sell, Interfering With a Police Officer, Engaging an Officer in Pursuit, Reckless Driving, Dark-Tinted Windows and Failure to Display Front License Plate. Giles, who was released to the custody of the Connecticut State Police, is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden.