Old Saybrook Police Urge Victims of Car Burglaries Not to Touch Cars

Police are investigating 15 car break-ins and one car theft in Old Saybrook and they are urging any residents whose car was broken into not to touch the vehicle.

The burglaries were in the area of George Drive and Old Colony Road and police said the driver of a stolen led police on a pursuit around 3:25 a.m. from George Drive to Spencer Plains Road. The car had been stolen from Ansonia in March, according to police.

After trying to ram an Old Saybrook Police vehicle, then ramming a Connecticut State Police vehicle, the person ran off, according to police.

Police took a West Haven resident into custody and another person remains at large.

No one was injured and police said they are recovering many of the items stolen from vehicles.


Anyone who thinks the burglars stole from their vehicle is urged not to touch it and to call police right away at 860-395-3142.

“We’re taking DNA swabs off the steering wheels and door handles and things of that effect and also taking fingerprints,” Chief Michael Spera, of Old Saybrook Police, said.

Police said they are also looking for some home surveillance video for the investigation.

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