Teen car thefts across the country were up in 2020 and Connecticut was no exception. Juvenile arrests rose 23% between 2019 and 2020. “You have to assume in part that schools have been closed for the last year and they’re just left with nothing to do,” said Mike Lawlor, University of New Haven associate professor of criminal justice. “Apparently walking…
Some lawmakers want to increase the penalties for underage teens charge with stealing cars.