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5/18/2023 - 5/18/23 - Juvenile Arrested for Stolen Motor Vehicles

Hamden Police - News Release

DATE: 5/18/2023

CONTACT: Sgt. Angela Vey-Public Information Officer

PHONE: 203-230-3767

PIO #: 23-025

On May 17th, 2023 at approximately 7:45am, the Hamden Police Department responded to the area of Cherry Ann Street for a report of a suspicious motor vehicle. The caller stated that there was a white Hyundai parked with a male asleep in the driver’s seat.

Officer Jinett Marte arrived on scene, and Hamden Dispatch advised that the license plate came back to a stolen vehicle out of North Haven. Officer Marte observed that the ignition to the vehicle was damaged, and there was a USB cable attached to it. Officer Edward Stoor arrived on scene, and after a brief struggle, officers were able to take the male juvenile suspect into custody.

Earlier in the day, Officer Vincenzo Palma had an incident with the same individual, in a different stolen motor vehicle, which was later recovered unoccupied in New Haven. The juvenile drove erratically on the sidewalks at a high rate of speed through the Aces High School parking lot, 130 Leeder Hill Rd.

The male juvenile, 17, out of Hamden, was arrested for both incidents. He was charged with Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Operating without a License and Reckless Driving for the incident at Leeder Hill High School. He was charged with Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Interfering with Police, Possession of Burglar Tools and Burglary in the Third Degree for the incident on Cherry Ann St. The juvenile also had an active Take into Custody order and was transported to Superior Court for Juvenile Matters in Bridgeport.


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