Teen girl found after suspicious vehicle pursuit in Winchester - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Teen girl found after suspicious vehicle pursuit in Winchester

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Police in Winchester said they found a teenage girl who ran into a densely wooded area of Winsted after a vehicle pursuit.

Brittany Dionne, 16, was found around 11:05 a.m. on Friday.

Around 2:30 a.m., police said they tried to stop a suspicious blue Saturn that a 16-year-old boy was driving in the Spencer Street area.

The driver and his two 16-year-old female passengers fled from officers and a pursuit followed.

They said the vehicle stopped in the area of Losaw Road and Spencer Hill Road for some reason.

Three people inside were spotted fleeing on foot. Two of them were found, but the third, Dionne, ran into the woods near Losaw and Smith Hill Roads.

Police described her as standing 5'6" tall, weighing 125 pounds and having brown hair. She wore a black-colored tank top and black-colored yoga-style pants.

Winchester police, along with the fire department and K9 units from state police said they spent the morning searching the woods for Dionne.

She was eventually found. Police did say she wasn't hurt.

The vehicle they were in was not stolen, according to police. They said the boy simply didn't have a driver's license.

The boy was charged with engaging in a police pursuit, not using headlights, no taillights, operating without a license, interfering with a police officer, criminal trespass, misuse of plates, no insurance and reckless driving.

His name was not released due to his age.

The girls, including Dionne, likely won't face charges, police said.

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