MERIDEN — A man was taken into custody on Friday after police said he brandished a firearm at officers on Thursday.
Wilfredo Ocasio-Rosado, 30, no address listed, was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, weapons in a motor vehicle, improper use of registration, operating a vehicle under suspension and two counts of criminal possession of a firearm.
On Thursday members of the Crime Suppression Unit were conducting an investigation in the area of 11 Crown St. when they saw Ocasio-Rosado standing outside. He approached an unmarked police vehicle, brandished a firearm and then drove off, police spokesman Sgt. Darrin McKay said.
Officers had “credible information” that Ocasio-Rosado was involved in recent gun incidents, McKay said. On Friday when members of unit apprehended Ocasio-Rosado in the area of 11 Crown St. he was carrying a .380 caliber firearm, McKay said. Police also seized a 16 gauge shotgun.
Ocasio-Rosado, a convicted felon prohibited from possessing firearms, was held on $500,000 bond.