Wallingford Police Arrest 3 Teens Found With Stolen Car: PD

Three teenagers face charges after being found driving a stolen car, according to Wallingford police.

Eighteen-year-old Gregory Pena, of Hartford, was charged with third-degree larceny by possession and weapons in a motor vehicle. A 15-year-old juvenile from Hartford, who was driving the car, and a 17-year-old from Hartford also face charges.

Police said they spotted the car driving the wrong way with its lights off shortly after midnight Monday. The vehicle fled police and officers determined it was reported stolen from Rocky Hill.

Officers pursued the vehicles until the driver lost control and crashed on Route 15 north near the Miller Avenue exit in Meriden. The driver took off, but the passengers remained at the scene and cooperated with officers.

The driver was later located.

Police said they found a black pellet gun that looked like a real handgun in the back seat of the vehicle.

The juveniles were released to the custody of their parents. Pena was issued a court date of Aug. 14 and was released on a $25,000 bond.

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