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Woman Accused of Falsely Reporting Carjacking in North Haven

A New Haven woman who told police that she was carjacked after a crash in North Haven last month is accused of making the ordeal up and has been arrested. 

Katesha Jones, 45, of New Haven, told police that she was traveling south on Middletown Avenue on April 10 when a vehicle behind her hit her car, so she pulled over to the side of the road to check for damage and a masked man emerged from the car that hit her, holding a handgun, pushed her and drove away with her vehicle, according to police. 

As part of the investigation, detectives gathered surveillance footage from several businesses in the area and police said those showed no crash occurred and there was no robbery.

Police said the vehicle Jones told them had been stolen was found in New Haven and there was no evidence of a collision.

Jones was charged with falsely reporting an incident and she was released on a $1,000 bond.

She is due in Meriden Superior Court on May 5.

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