Three men arrested, stolen vehicle recovered in Southington


SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Three men have been arrested after police recovered a stolen vehicle in Southington Thursday.

On Thursday, April 1 at about 9 p.m., a Southington Police Officer spotted a car traveling on North Main Street near Mill Street matching the description of a vehicle reported stolen in Wallingford on Feb. 18.

Police followed the stolen vehicle into a local apartment complex parking lot. Officers were able to take the driver and two passengers into custody without incident.

Officers found what appeared to be a firearm in the driver’s floorboard. It was later determined to be a BB gun.

Three men were arrested in the incident:

Victor Rombo Ayala, 30, of Meriden (driver), Wesleye Hoskie, 32, of Waterbury, and Franklyn Steeves, 26, of Meriden.

Ayala was charged with weapons in a motor vehicle, larceny, illegal possession of narcotics (found on his person). He was released on $15,000 non-surety bond.

Victor Rombo Ayala, 30, of Meriden

Hoskie and Steeves were charged with larceny and released on $10,000 non-surety bond.

They are all scheduled to appear in New Britain court on April 16.

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