NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:
On August 9, 2017, at 3:42 am the Westport Police Department contacted the Norwalk Police Department regarding a stolen vehicle that had fled from their officers into Norwalk along Route 1. A short time later, a Norwalk Patrol Officer observed the GMC Acadia travelling westbound on Westport Avenue near Dry Hill Road. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle however; the driver accelerated and turned off the headlights. The officer lost sight of the stolen vehicle but broadcast a description and a last know direction of travel. Moments later officers observed the vehicle travelling northbound on the Route 7 connector without headlights on. Officers attempted to catch up to the vehicle however; they lost sight of it near exit 3. Officers then checked the Merritt Parkway and the remainder of the Route 7 Connector for the vehicle. When officers arrived at the end the Route 7 Connector, they observed the vehicle on its side along the shoulder of Grist Mill Road. Officers observed two males outside the vehicle and quickly placed them under arrest. Five more males exited the vehicle and were arrested. The investigation revealed that all the occupants were juveniles from the New Haven area. Due to their age, all were transported to the Norwalk Hospital for evaluation; however, none of them sustained injuries. Three of the males arrested had active Take into Custody Orders in New Haven. Another male had an active arrest warrant in New Haven and another male had been reported missing out of New Haven.
Arrested: Juvenile 1
Charges: Larceny 1, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1, Interfering with Police Officer, Reckless Operation, Engaging Pursuit and Operating without a License.
Arrested: Juveniles 2-7
Charges: Larceny 1, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1 and Interfering
Grist Mill Road was closed from 4:00am-7:00 am while Norwalk Crash Investigators conducted their investigation.
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