New Haven Teen Charged After Jumping From Stolen Car

Hamden officer tries to pull over a car stolen out of New Haven earlier this month, and both the driver and passenger jump out while the car was still in motion, according to police.


A New Haven teenager was arrested Thursday after he allegedly jumped from a moving car that police were trying to pull over for speeding.

The 16-year-old was a passenger in the vehicle that Officer Derick Manning was trying to pull over on Warner Street about 9 a.m. on Thursday, according to police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith. 

The driver also jumped from the car, which then hit a tree and rolled backwards and hit a Hamden Police car, Smith said. Both driver and passenger took off, and while police apprehended the passenger, they weren't able to locate the driver, Smith said.

"Officer Michael Nawrocki and his K-9 partner “Hank” conducted a track,which met with negative results," Smith said in a release Friday.

Manning first saw the car, which was found to have been stolen out of New Haven on Sept. 11, speeding on Bowen Street and tried to stop it on Warner Street, which was .

After the car hit the police car, the Hamden Fire Department was called in because of fluids in the roadway, Smith said.

The 16-year-old was charged with first-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny and interfering with an investigation. He was released to the custody of a relative, Smith said, and is scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court in New Haven on Sept. 24.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Manning at 203-230-4000.

Ted B September 15, 2012 at 02:03 PM
More proof on how New Haven is ruining Hamden. This happened in the morning -- what if there had been children out and they had gotten hit by this unmanned car? This is getting ridiculous. They should put up a fence around the entire New Haven/Hamden border.
Ellen Nosel September 15, 2012 at 09:41 PM
These kids probably have no fathers at home, and the adults around them growing up were probably overwhelmed with their own problems and didn't take any time to teach the kids right and wrong. It is a vicious cycle, and until the family unit is reinstated and valued, this will continue.
Dorene Dadio September 17, 2012 at 01:43 AM
I agree with Ted B!!! we need to keep the New Haven rif raff out of Hamden!!!!


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