Twice in Two Days, New Haven Teen Facing Stolen Motor Vehicle Charges

He was arrested on Friday for trying to steal a car from the Hamden High School parking lot and was caught driving a stolen car Sunday, according to police.

A New Haven teen was arrested two times in two days on stolen motor vehicle charges.

Sunday evening at about 5:45 p.m. Officer Shawn Nutcher saw a stolen motor vehicle traveling on Goodrich Street, according to Hamden Police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith. 

When Nutcher stopped the car on Dudley Street, the driver immediately took off, Smith said. After a brief pursuit, Nutcher was able to capture and arrest him, Smith said.

The suspect, a 16 year-old New Haven resident, was charged with third-degree larceny and interfering with a police officer. He is scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court in New Haven on Jan. 14 and was released to the custody of a family member, Smith said.

But it wasn't the first time the teen was arrested, Smith said.

"The same juvenile was arrested on Jan. 10 for attempting to steal a motor vehicle that was parked in the parking lot of Hamden High School," Smith said. 

Then, he was charged with criminal attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny and second-degree breach of peace.

Officer Robert O’Neill conducted the earlier investigation, Smith said.

J D C January 14, 2014 at 02:08 PM
TWO Promise To Appear's??? Wait a minute, he WASN'T arrested for criminal trespass in Hamden at the High School? He is from New Haven and he's on school property in HAMDEN. What about being a truant? From what I know its STILL illegal to not be in school if you're a MINOR without officially quitting school. What are these cops DOING? I bet they didnt charge him MORE in fear of "PROFILING" or violating HIS rights. It will be REALLY sad if this one God forbid hurts anybody. Only a matter of time it seems but Heck WHY NOT steal things when there aren't any ramifications? If I was him though I would think about another line of work, he doesn't seem to be good at this.
chuck January 14, 2014 at 09:36 PM
This loser should be tied to a brick wall and the two victims should be able to back their cars into him at any speed they choose for about a week. Let the local news cover it too. Let this be the punishment for all future genius car thieves. I'll wager this creep will think twice about stealing cars again...if he's able.
J D C January 15, 2014 at 04:57 PM
Public torture would work.


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