Date: November 18, 2020
Contact: Captain Ronald Smith
Phone: (203) 230-4029
On November 16, 2020 at approximately 5:30p.m. Hamden Police responded to the
intersection of Dixwell Avenue and Putnam Avenue on the report of a motor vehicle
Investigation revealed that a motor vehicle, which was traveling northbound on Dixwell
Avenue, collided with 2 vehicles, before fleeing from the scene. Moments later, the
vehicle, which was now traveling southbound on Dixwell Avenue, struck 5 vehicles at
the intersection of Dixwell Avenue and Morse Street. The vehicle continued, before
striking Tint Works, 923 Dixwell Avenue.
The operator of the offending vehicle was last observed “running eastbound on Morse
Street”, with an 8 month-old infant, that was strapped in a car seat. Hamden Police later
located the infant, who was with family members. There were no serious injuries
The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Justin Martin at (203) 230-4030.