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Hamden Police Arrest New Haven Man Following Foot Chase

Brian Moody faces larceny charges after allegedly fleeing from stolen motor vehicle.

A New Haven man was apprehended by Hamden police on foot after he allegedly fled from a motor vehicle that had been reported stolen.

Brian Moody, 31, of 525 Dixwell Ave. in New Haven, was observed driving a stolen motor vehicle traveling westbound on Goodrich Street on Saturday night, according to a police press release.

Officer William May attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop but the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed into New Haven, according to the press release.

Police say the vehicle stopped on Pond Street in New Haven and the two occupants subsequently fled the vehicle on foot.

Shortly thereafter, Moody was arrested in the backyard of a Willis Street residence, according to police.

Police say the search for the passenger of the stolen vehicle was unsuccessful.

Moody was charged with third-degree larceny, interfering with a police officer, engaging an officer in pursuit, reckless driving and operating under suspension. He was held in lieu of a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on July 25.

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