Two people, including a 15-year-old Hamden teen, were arrested Friday after police allegedly found them in a stolen car with stolen items.
At about 3 a.m. Friday police got a report of people looking in parked cars on Albert Road, according to police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith.
"While en route, Officer Nicholas Lovett observed a motor vehicle flee from the area at a high rate of speed," Smith said in a release Monday. "Moments later, Officer Gabe Garcia observed the vehicle, parked on the side of the road, running and unoccupied."
Officer Craig Appleby and his K-9 Partner “Hunter” searched the area and found Devyne Drayton, 23, of 12 Lilac Street, New Haven, hiding in a wooded area of Wintergreen Avenue, Smith said.
A second person, a 15 year-old Hamden resident, was located in the area of Route 15 by the Connecticut State Police, according to Smith.
"[The] investigation revealed that the vehicle was stolen hours earlier from a Hamden resident," Smith said. "Further investigation revealed that the vehicle contained items from at least 5 other vehicles that had been burglarized."
Both Drayton and the 15-year-old, whose identity wasn't released because of his age, were charged with third-degree larceny, two counts of fifth-degree larceny, two counts of sixth-degree larceny, interfering with a police officer and conspiracy charges.
Drayton was held in lieu of $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Aug. 9.
The 15 year-old is scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court in New Haven on August 8.
Hamden Police is continuing the investigation.