WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Waterbury police made two arrests in connection to a crash involving a stolen vehicle early Thursday morning.
Officers were patrolling the area of North Main Street and Perkins Avenue around 2:40 a.m. when they spotted a black Honda Accord that had been reported stolen out of Middletown. Police said officers had been searching for the stolen car after police saw it in a parking lot on Chase Avenue.
Police said the black Honda Accord had just been involved in a crash as it hit another vehicle at an intersection. The car came to a stop and officers saw two people try to run from the scene. police said.
Officers were able to apprehend the driver, 25-year-old Samuel Lopez of Waterbury, and the passenger, a 16-year-old boy from New Haven.
Lopez was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, interfering with an officer, reckless driving, improper use of a marker plate, failure to drive in the proper lane and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
The juvenile was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and interfering with police.