Hamden Teen Crashed Stolen Vehicle Trying to Flee from Police: PD

Hamden Police have arrested a 17-year-old after police said he crashed a stolen vehicle while trying to flee from police early Saturday morning.

Officers responded to Paradise Avenue and West Woods Road after getting a report of suspicious activity around 4:00 a.m. A concerned citizen told police that they saw a man "leaning into a vehicle with his feet hanging out of the vehicle," officers said.

When officers arrived, they conducted a motor vehicle stop. The vehicle fled from the scene and hit a utility pole at the corner of Shepard Avenue and West Woods Road. The two people who were in the vehicle then fled on foot, according to police.

Officers were able to apprehend the driver of the vehicle, later identified as a 17-year-old Hamden resident, on West Woods Road.

Investigators later learned the vehicle was stolen from a house on Hill Street earlier.

The 17-year-old is facing charges including larceny, interfering with an officer, evading responsibility, engaging an officer in pursuit, operating a motor vehicle without a license and reckless driving. He is scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court in New Haven on November 7.

The investigation is ongoing.

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