An officer in Hamden attempting to stop a teen from damaging a police camera sustained a broken finger, police said.
Hamden police responded to the Children's Center on Whitney Avenue on Monday for a report of "six runaways."
Moments after arriving to Whitney Avenue, police were informed of several teens observed "breaking into unlocked" cars in the area of Carmalt Street, Hamden police said.
Police were able to arrest a 16-year-old who was running in several backyards and brought him to the Hamden Police Department.
When they arrived at the police department, the teen was trying to damage a police camera and an officer trying to stop this activity ended up breaking his finger, Hamden police said.
The teen was charged with interfering with a police officer, threatening in the second-degree and escape from custody.