Trumbull police have arrested a 22-year-old man accused of stealing a pickup truck in Bridgeport and leading police on a chase when officers tried to pull him over.
Ac coring to police, Ean Szalan, of 25 Moorland Road in Trumbull, was in the passenger seat of a stolen white pickup truck when police recognized him as the subject of an arrest warrant and tried to stop the truck. Police said the truck had been stolen Aug. 3.
Police said the truck sped off down Old Town Road, driving through two stop signs and crashing into a phone pole after trying to turn left onto Frenchtown Road. Szalan and the driver took off running, police said.
Bridgeport police and state police brought in police dogs to help with the search, but couldn’t find the suspects, authorities said.
Trumbull police later found Szalan in the back seat of his grandmother’s car while she was pulling into the driveway at 25 Moorland Road. Anna Szalan, 72, was issued a summons for interfering with police after officers learned she had tried to hide Szalan from police, officials said.
Szalan was arrested and charged with interfering with an officer, in addition to sixth-degree larceny from the prior warrant. He was held on a total of $2,000 bond and was due in court Tuesday morning.