Police apparently interrupted a burglary in progress early Tuesday morning at the New Haven Country Club.
At about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday police got the report of the possible burglary at the Hartford Turnpike club, according to police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith.
When officers arrived, they saw two people flee out of the rear door of a barn on the property, Smith said.
Officer Jason Venditto and his K-9 partner Titan subsequently tracked down and arrested one of the suspects, who had fled into a wooded area and was hiding in thick brush, Smith said.
Moments later, Venditto and Titan conducted took off in search of the second suspect, and Titan immediately picked up another scent and began tracking, Smith said.
The second person was found and arrested a short time later on a steep embankment hiding under several thorny bushes, Smith said.
A short time thereafter, the second individual was found on a steep embankment, hiding under several thorny bushes.
The two arrested were both 16 year-old Hamden residents, Smith said. They were both charged with third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, first-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny, second-degree criminal mischief, conspiracy to commit second-degree criminal mischief and interfering with a police officer.
Both juveniles, whose names weren't released because of their ages, were released on a written promise to appear in Juvenile Court in New Haven on Sept. 6.