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West Hartford Police Nab 4 Suspects in Stolen Car with Help from K-9 Team

West Hartford Police Department Interceptor SUV. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Four occupants of a stolen car were taken into custody by West Hartford Police early Monday morning.

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police officers on patrol just after midnight Monday spotted a stolen car, and successfully disabled the vehicle and took all four occupants into custody.

According to Capt. Michael Perruccio, at 12:39 a.m. April 6, officers saw a 2011 Mercedes C300 that had been reported stolen heading north on New Park Avenue from West Hartford toward Hartford.

Officers were able to deploy stop sticks, but the vehicle took off onto I-84, and exited the highway at Flatbush Avenue in Hartford.

Officers flooded the area, Perruccio said, and with the assistance of Hartford Police and Connecticut State Police, three of the four suspects were apprehended.

A West Hartford Police K-9 team was deployed, and successfully tracked the fourth suspect who was also captured.

All four suspects were juveniles, Perruccio said, and all were taken into custody and charged with third-degree larceny and interfering with police.

One of the suspects had an outstanding “take into custody” order stemming from weapons and burglary charges from a different incident. No weapons were involved in this particular incident, Perruccio said.

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