A Marlborough man ended Sunday night in police custody after he showed what was thought to be a handgun and took police on a short car chase.
Sometime after 8 p.m., received a call saying that a man was acting suspiciously at the on East Main Street, and appeared to be carrying a "black gun" in his waistband.
Officers traced the plates on a Lexus the suspect was driving to Derek P. Azzolino, 20, of 25 Royal Crest Dr., Apt. 11, and as they approached the address saw the vehicle fleeing the property.
Police then observed Azzolino speeding and crossing the dividing lines on street, said Det. Scott DeCiero. He was eventually stopped and ordered to exit the vehicle.
"The operator at one point twisted his body and appeared to place his hands into his waste band where it was reported he had a gun," said DeCiero. "Officers subdued him and discovered that it was a BB gun made to look like a .357 replica."
Officers then searched the vehicle and found a baggy with a "powdery white substance" which was thought to be cocaine. During this time the suspect showed signs that he was under the influence of drugs, sweating profusely and he had dilated pupils, said police.
During the booking process at the Marlborough Police Department, Azzolino resisted and kicked an officer. Four more bags with the "powdery white substance" were discovered as well.
Officers also discovered more than $1,000 worth of jewelry in Azzolino's vehicle.
He appeared in on Monday and faced charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, a marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, assault and battery on police officer, receiving stolen property valued over $250, possession of a Class B drug, possession to distribute cocaine and a drug violation near a school/park.
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