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Hartford police arrest teen linked to string of stolen cars

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Photo of stolen car crash juvenile involved in on Capitol Ave in Hartford on Thursday morning (WFSB File Photo) Photo of stolen car crash juvenile involved in on Capitol Ave in Hartford on Thursday morning (WFSB File Photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A juvenile was arrested by Hartford police for stealing a car on Friday morning.

According to Hartford police, the 17-year-old from New Britain has a lengthy history of stealing cars.

He was arrested on Friday after police saw a stolen car traveling south on Webster Street around 3:27 a.m.

Police said the teen turned onto 76 Webster St. where the occupants ran from police.

Officers established a perimeter around the house and saw a male emerge from the backyard of Whitmore Street. The suspect was quickly detained.

This same juvenile was also arrested for stealing cars in December 2016, as well as June, September, and October 2017.

Police said he was involved in an incident in November 2017 where he was accused of stealing a car on Maple Avenue in Hartford and being shot in the car.

“This kid is living a risky and deadly lifestyle. He’s already been shot. He’s already been in stolen car accidents. Somebody needs to save this kid from himself. As a police department, we can safely deliver him to professional services. We’ve done that, many many times. Our hope is somebody can help him change his lifestyle before it’s too late," said Hartford Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley.

The juvenile was detained from November 2017 until April 4, 2018. Police said he was released 9 days ago.

According to Hartford Police, the said teen is also a suspect in a stolen car rollover crash on Capitol Avenue on Thursday morning.

Home surveillance video in Manchester shows the night two people stole the car right from the owner's driveway. Two weeks later the car slammed into a building in Hartford.

Police said the juvenile parole officer has been notified.

Since the suspect is a juvenile, police have not released his identity. 

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