Teen wanted for crashing stolen car into Watertown music shop

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Watertown police are searching for the teen who crashed a stolen car into a music shop early Tuesday morning.

Police say that at around 2 a.m., officers responded to the area of Buckingham Street and Camp Street for the report of two teens going through vehicles.

This led to a foot pursuit with one of the teens being quickly caught in a backyard with a backpack containing change and other items stolen from vehicles in the area.

The teen was charged with larceny, trespass, disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer. Their identity is not being released because they are a juvenile. 

A short time later, another officer saw a suspicious vehicle on Orient Street. While following this vehicle, the officer learned that the car had been reported stolen out of Waterbury on Monday.   

When the officer tried to pull the car over on Lower Buckingham Street, the vehicle accelerated abruptly, crossed through the intersection of Buckingham Street and Main Street and then crashed into the building at 125 Main Street in Oakville. 

The driver then allegedly climbed out of the window and fled on foot. 

Police describe the driver as an 18-year-old Hispanic male, who is 5’6″ tall, has a skinny build and black hair with blonde highlights. He also has stubble facial hair and may live in the Brooklyn area of Waterbury. 

Anyone with information on the teen is urged to contact Watertown police at 860-945-5200 or Crimestoppers at 860-945-9940 for an anonymous cash reward. 

According to police, the crash caused extensive damage to the facade and the building, which housed a music shop.

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