NORWALK, Conn. A man suspected of attempted murder was arrested in Norwalk on Thursday due to what Norwalk police described as the diligence of Officer Ramon Velazquez. Russell Partin, 44, of 51B Elmwood Ave., was charged as a fugitive from justice. No bond was set.
Partin is wanted on a charge of attempted murder in New York, Sgt. James Boff said. Eight police officers arrested him after Velazquez spotted a yellow moving truck idling at 10:40 p.m. Thursday in front of the Elmwood Avenue residence where Partin's girlfriend lives, according to Boff. Velazquez stopped the truck and got permission to enter the residence. Police found Partin inside.
Boff had no details about the attempted murder but said police had been looking for Partin since August. The detective bureau made Velazquez aware of Partin's presence in Norwalk, and he has been driving by the residence regularly during his patrols since Monday. "This was very proactive on his part, he was vigilant and observant," Boff said.
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