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.