MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The Meriden Police Department took a man into custody Thursday following a crash on I-691 and subsequent foot pursuit.
Wally Little, 23, of New Britain, was found hiding inside of a cabinet after breaking into a detached garage, according to police. He was being monitored by an ankle bracelet at the time.
According to police, an officer spotted a car with an extreme amount of damage driving at about 8 a.m. on East Main Street. At the same time, dispatchers received calls of a crash on I-691 in the area of Broad Street, and it was reported that a car fled the scene. Police said the damaged car matched the description of the evading vehicle.
Shortly after, police located the car near Liberty Street and Sunset Avenue. However, the driver was not inside, and police heard that he may have had a gun. Police then sent out a reverse 911 call warning residents in the area.
K9 teams were doing training in the area at the time, according to Meriden police, and were deployed to help. Drones were also used to track down the suspect.
The vehicle involved had been stolen out of New Britain, according to police, and the owner didn’t know it had been stolen until officers showed up at their home.
A K9 tracked Little to a house at about 10:30 a.m.
Amid the pursuit, Roger Sherman Elementary and Maloney High School were on lockout.
Little has been charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle, engaging in a pursuit, interfering with the police, two counts of simple trespass, second-degree criminal trover and third-degree burglary. He is being held on a $100,000 bond, as of Thursday afternoon.