Teen Charged with Stealing Vehicle, Riding Along Train Tracks in Ansonia

Ansonia police have arrested a 15-year-old boy accused of stealing a city vehicle and taking it for a ride along Metro-North railroad tracks.

Police said a Saturn Vue, owned by the city and used by the city’s blight officer, was parked on Fourth Street with its keys in the ignition when it was stolen around 9:40 a.m.

According to police, the suspect, who was not identified due to his age, drove the SUV down North Main Street toward East Main Street, when drove up a flood wall behind Valley Electric and continued onto Metro-North train tracks in the area. The suspect nearly hit a Metro-North crew working on the tracks before abandoning the vehicle on the tracks and fleeing on foot, police said.

Metro-North service was delayed between Stratford and Waterbury during this time.

Police eventually tracked the suspect down with help from officers from Derby, Seymour and MTA police.

The suspect was charged with third-degree larceny, engaging in pursuit, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, criminal trespass, and interfering with an officer. He was taken to a juvenile detention center.

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