Man Drives to Court With Stolen Plates Affixed on Stolen Car: HPD

A man who drove to court with a stolen car affixed with plates from a different stolen car was arrested in Hartford on Wednesday, police said. 

The Hartford Parking Authority informed police about a stolen registration alert prompted by a white 2014 Subaru Legacy parked on the street. 

The vehicle VIN matched an active stolen car from Newington on Feb. 28, but the registration on the plate affixed on the Subaru belonged to a different stolen car and arrest from Mar. 6. 

Police waited from the man, who had driven the car to court and parked it around the corner, to arrive to the Subaru.

Jonathan Rivera, of Hartford, got into the stolen car and attempted to drive away before police pulled him over.

Officers learned that Rivera was at court to answer for a previous Hartford auto theft arrest from Feb. 17.

Rivera was charged with larceny, taking a motor vehicle without permission and operating a motor vehicle without endorsement. 

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