West Hartford police arrested two Hartford men accused of fleeing from police in a stolen car and causing a crash that closed Caya Avenue, as well as a ramp of Interstate 84.
A West Hartford police officer tried to stop a white 1998 Acura Integra on Prospect Avenue just after 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, but the car sped off, according to a news release from police.
The officer didn’t chase the car, but found it, totaled, while checking a construction area of the Prospect Avenue bridge and saw two men running, police said. A fire hydrant, telephone pole and traffic light were damaged during the crash, according to police.
The car had been reported stolen from Oxford Street in Hartford on
The two suspects, Joaquin Cedeno, 24, of Hartford, and Joseph Murphy, 30, of Hartford, were arrested.
Cedeno was charged with third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, reckless driving, engaging police in a pursuit, driving with a suspended driver’s license, evading and a motor vehicle crash, failure to obey a traffic control signal, possession of burglary tools, tampering with a motor vehicle and interfering.
Murphy was charged with third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of interfering.