Juvenile Charged with Larceny, Simple Trespass
The Easton Police Department received a call from a Bayberry Lane resident today at around 6 a.m. reporting that his vehicles in his driveway were entered, and he saw a vehicle leaving the area.
The resident got in his car and followed the vehicle for a short distance. An Easton officer observed the vehicle traveling south on Route 59 at a high speed. The officer attempted to follow the vehicle as it entered onto the Merritt Parkway heading north, police said.
The officer did not chase the vehicle due to the high speed. A short while later the officer came across the vehicle which had crashed near the Frenchtown Road overpass. One person was taken into custody and another had fled the scene on foot and was not apprehended.
The vehicle that crashed was a 2006 Honda Civic LX, reported stolen out of Waterbury on Jan. 27. The individual who was apprehended is a juvenile. The juvenile was issued a juvenile summons with the charges of larceny in the third degree and simple trespass. The individual was released to the custody of a parent.
“I urge all residents to not leave their keys and valuables in their vehicles, and to make sure they lock their vehicles,” Police Chief Rich Doyle said.
Photo at top: Easton Police recover 2006 Honda Civic LX stolen out of Waterbury. — Easton Police Department Photo