EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A teenager is accused of stealing a police cruiser and totaling it.

Police investigate after a stolen car struck an East Hartford cruiser

Police investigate after a stolen car struck an East Hartford cruiser (WFSB). 

While the 15-year-old was arrested, police continue to search for two other suspects.

The teen is actually accused of stealing two cars, one of them the police cruiser.

Police said it was a quite a chaotic scene. It involved a pursuit and two separate foot chases.

They said officers spotted one stolen car around 9 p.m. last night in the Park Avenue area.

The driver struck the police cruiser and then fled.

Police tried to stop the driver, which led to a short pursuit. However, the pursuit was broken off.

A teenager is under arrest after stealing a police cruiser, then totaling it.

Shortly afterwards, the driver then returned to the Park Avenue area.

Another officer saw the car and pulled behind a warehouse.

Police said the suspect rammed into the police cruiser.

At that point, there was a foot chase. The suspect then got into the police cruiser, stole it, and crashed into a telephone pole.

Officers said the cruiser was totaled.

Another foot chase ensued. Police used K9s to track the suspect.

The 15-year-old was arrested, but the two other suspects who were also involved got away.

One of the officers was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The officer has since been released.

As for the 15-year-old, the suspect is set to appear in juvenile court on Wednesday.

A police cruiser was struck after suspects in a stolen car drove at an officer Tuesday night.

The teen faces a number of charges, including stealing two cars, reckless endangerment, and assault on a police officer.

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(8) comments


It's a game to these kids, emblazoned by the tired policies of the Malloy administration to go easy on them. Ned and the merry Democrats running this state have not made it a concern of the Gov't to protect its citizens. Yes I know basement dweller, if only they locked their cars......

Brian C. Duffy


I judge adults by their character, not their property value.

Brian Duffy ~~ keepin' it real in Tariffville

Concerned Resident

You are correct about the tired liberal policies in this state!


Cool. Go get vaccinated.

Brian C. Duffy


I already gave this FBI data to ShallowDay, but since you are both slow learners, here it is again:

In 1999 Nationwide auto thefts were 420 per 100,000 residents.

In 2018 it was 220, almost half.

All crime in the U.S. showed similar lower rates. Since 2018, only Auto theft has begun to spike....nationwide...blue/red states. The reason: Fobs left in cars.

If you have better data, please share or shut up.

Brian Duffy

Concerned Resident

You have a very high opinion of yourself cowardly brian! Unfortunately it only matters if other people have a high opinion of you, which they don't! If you believe liberal tilted FBI statistics, you really are dumb.

Brian C. Duffy

Show us your data.

Belief without knowledge is ignorance. Your beliefs are strong.....and empty.


So you are against name calling? A touch hypocritical. Go get vaccinated.

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