Teens Arrested After Leading Officers on Chase in Stolen Car: Police

An 18-year-old and two others are facing charges after leading police on a chase in a stolen car through North Haven, authorities said.

Officers tried to pull over the stolen car the evening of Feb. 25. Police said the Toyota Corolla, driven by 18-year-old Hector Diaz, was speeding down Montowese Avenue.

Diaz led police on a chase and tried to get away but crashed on Universal Drive, police said. He got out and fled on foot but two passengers, 19-year-old New Haven resident Quanisha Cole and a juvenile, remained in the car.

Police said a K-9 officer led them to a building on Universal Drive where Diaz was hiding. He was arrested and charged with third-degree larceny, third-degree burglary, second-degree reckless endangerment, interfering with police and evading responsibility. Diaz was held on $10,000 bond.

Cole was charged with third-degree larceny and served several outstanding warrants for failing to appear and violating probation. She was held on $47,250 bond.

The juvenile passenger was charged with third-degree larceny. He as released and will be charged in Juvenile Court.

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