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12/18/2019 - 12/18/19- Arrest of a 15 Year-Old Juvenile - Stolen Motor Vehicle


Date: December 18, 2019

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 19-173

On December 17, 2019 Officer Christina Giori observed a stolen motor vehicle traveling northbound on Dixwell Avenue. Officer Giori attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop. The operator of the vehicle failed to comply.

Moments later, Sergeant Jason Venditto observed the unoccupied stolen vehicle parked on Belmont Street. Sergeant Venditto and his K-9 partner “Knight” subsequently traveled through several yards in an attempt to locate the operator. Shortly thereafter, the 15-year-old operator of the stolen vehicle emerged and was promptly arrested by Officer Robert O’Neill. It appears that K-9 Knight “flushed” him out of hiding.

Hamden Police arrested a 15-year-old New Haven resident. He was charged with Larceny in the 2nd Degree and Interfering with a Police Officer. He is scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court in New Haven on January 3, 2020.


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