WESTON, Conn. - Mailbox shootings late Saturday night led to the arrests of four Weston teens, who were apprehended after a chase by Weston and Wilton police.
The police were responding to calls from residents of Samuelson Road, who heard multiple gun shots. Once officers arrived on the scene, they found several mailboxes had been shot and heard multiple shotgun rounds fired in the area, according to Sgt. Patrick Daubert of the Weston Police Department.
It was extremely dangerous because the mailboxes are close to houses, he said.
The police chased a Jeep Wrangler, which shut off its lights as it was being followed, Daubert said. Assistance from Wilton police was requested because firearms were involved.
The jeep was stopped on Calvin Road and police said they found two loaded shotguns, boxes of 12 gauge shotgun shells and an air-soft style BB gun assault rifle.
Patrick McGlone, Ryan Gussen, Conor MaCabe and Carmine Magnoli were arrested and face reckless endangerment, discharging firearms from a public highway, breach of peace and criminal mischief charges. They were released on bonds and are scheduled to appear Oct. 9 in Norwalk Superior Court.