3 arrested following pursuit, investigation into car thefts in W - WFSB 3 Connecticut

3 arrested following pursuit, investigation into car thefts in Westport

Posted: Updated:
(WFSB file photo) (WFSB file photo)

Three suspects were arrested following a stolen vehicle pursuit that began in Westport and ended in Fairfield Thursday morning.

Police arrested 18-year-old Tyler Carey of Bridgeport, 19-year-old Denise Marquez of Bridgeport and a juvenile on larceny and interfering with a police officer charges.

The incident began Thursday just before 3:30 a.m.

An officer who was patrolling an area that had been the recent target of car burglaries and vehicle thefts saw a black BMW that had been stolen on Wednesday night.

The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver fled on Post Road West near Lincoln Street at a high rate of speed. The driver went down Saugatuck Avenue and got into Interstate 95 north.

Westport officers pursued the vehicle until the driver got off at exit 21 in Fairfield.

At that point, police said the driver crashed the vehicle into a telephone pole at the end of the ramp.

Two suspects tried to run but were caught. They had to be treated for minor injuries at Norwalk Hospital.

The third had to be tracked down by a K9 unit.

Carey and Marquez were held on a $25,000 bond.

Carey was additionally charged with criminal impersonation for giving police the wrong name during processing.

Police also said he will be transferred to the Wilton Police Department, which holds a warrant for a first-degree larceny charge.

Copyright 2016 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.