A Manchester man along with two teenagers were arrested after police said they stole a motor vehicle and lead officers on a pursuit on Monday afternoon.
An emergency call was sent into police around 3 p.m. for a report of a Grey Hyundai Genesis driving “in an erratic manner” near the Washington and Cooper streets intersection.
Officers determined the Genesis was stolen out of West Hartford after getting the license plate number. Police said they attempted to stop the vehicle, a short time later on Park Street.
However, investigators said the Genesis started speeding “in order to elude police.” The pursuit continued onto Chestnut Street, Center Street and other streets before ending on Spencer Street.
While heading westbound on Spencer Street, the Genesis crashed into another vehicle near the overpass on the East Hartford town line.
No one in the vehicle struck reported injuries to police.
Police said the people inside the Genesis, 19-year-old Tyron Barnes, an unidentified 14-year-old and an unidentified 15-year-old, fled on foot after the crash.
However, all three of them were arrested by police a short time later. The arrest came after a search aided by K9 Camo, who found them “hiding in some brush along Interstate 384.”
All three were charged with interfering with police.
Police said 14-year-old, whose name was not released because of his age, was driving the vehicle. The teen was charged with risk of injury to a minor, first-degree larceny, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, engaging an officer in pursuit and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
Barnes is being held on a $15,000 bond.
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