Man Arrested for Stealing Child's Bicycle

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    Maurice Bacote, 20, of West Haven, was arrested and charged with larceny, assault, breach of peace and interfering with an officer after stealing a child's bicycle and throwing it at a witness, police say.

    Police arrested a 20-year-old West Haven man shortly after midnight for stealing a child's purple bicycle and throwing it at a witness, according to the West Haven Police Department.

    Maurice Bacote, of 295 Elm Street, took the 20-inch bicycle from a Sam's Food Store at 665 Campbell Avenue. A witness attempted to stop him, at which point Bacote threw the bike, injuring the witness's hand, police said.

    The witness alerted a nearby officer, who told Bacote to stop. Bacote turned and ran, leading the officer on a chase to his Elm Street address. Bacote was arrested outside his home, according to police.

    Bacote was charged with sixth-degree larceny, second-degree breach of peace, third-degree assault and interfering with police.

    He is being held at the West Haven Police Department pending a July 2 court date.