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Wallingford police: 5 teens found with stolen vehicle early Monday morning

Wallingford police: 5 teens found with stolen vehicle early Monday morning



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WALLINGFORD — Five teens face charges after police said they were found with a stolen car and weapons early Monday.

A 15-year-old boy from New Haven, a 16-year-old boy from East Haven, a 16-year-old girl from Hamden, a 14-year-old boy from New Haven, and a 15-year-old girl from Hamden were charged with third-degree criminal trespass, third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, interfering with an officer, first-degree larceny by possession, carrying a dangerous weapon, and attempt to commit third-degree burglary.

Due to their ages, the teens’ names were not released.

Police responded to the Terrace Gardens apartment complex around 2:30 a.m. and found a group of juveniles trying to open an apartment door, said police spokeswoman Cheryl Bradley.

The teens ran away, but four were later found in a shed in the backyard of a home on South Elm Street. The fifth was found walking nearby, Bradley said.

The 15-year-old boy from New Haven was in possession of a knife, 17 oxycodone pills, four cell phones, jewelry, $50 in cash and a key fob to a Honda stolen in New Haven, Bradley said. The 15-year-old girl from Hamden was found with a stun gun.

In a search of the car, police found prescription medications, identifications, credit cards and a purse, which was believed to be stolen.

All five juveniles were released to relatives or guardians and are scheduled to appear in New Haven Juvenile Court on Oct. 31.


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