Police arrested four people Friday after a citizen called 911 with concern about a large crowd on Coleman Street in New London and reported that one of them had a handgun.
Michael Escobales, 19, New London, fled on foot toward Walden and Jefferson avenues when police arrived just after 6 p.m. at 195 Coleman Street, finding 15 males in a crowd. New London police and a K-9 unit apprehended Escobales and found a facsimile firearm nearby.
Meanwhile, Waterford and Groton City police officers also responded and helped New London police detain and search the other men.
Escobales was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, second-degree criminal trespass and possession of hallucinogenic marijuana.
Police arrested three other men at the scene, including Jesse Beck, 19, of Voluntown, who was also charged with carrying a dangerous weapon after police found brass knuckles in his car, Isaac Cabanas, 18, of New London, who was charged with two counts of possession of narcotics, and Shakim Curry, 24, of New London, who was charged with interfering with police in the incident.