Manchester Teens Crash Stolen Car in Vernon: Police

Vernon, Connecticut, Police arrested two 17-year-old Manchester boys after they crashed a stolen car early Wednesday morning, according to police. 

The car was stolen from Manchester and the two teens had been taking turns driving throughout the night until hitting a guardrail on Windsor Avenue, near Union Street, police said. 

The teens weren’t hurt, but the vehicle sustained heavy damage. 

The boys were issued juvenile summons and released to guardians. Two girls who were in the car with them have not been charged. 

Vernon Police said they are investigating several overnight car burglaries and thefts in June. 

The burglaries happened in several neighborhoods and almost all have involved unlocked vehicles in which the keys were left inside, police said. 

Police urge residents to be diligent, lock car doors and refrain from leaving keys to the vehicle inside the car. 

Anyone with information about the vehicle thefts should call Vernon Police at 860-872-9126.

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