Wallingford police: 5 teens found with stolen vehicle early Monday morning

reporter photo

WALLINGFORD — Five teens face charges after police said they were found with a stolen car and weapons early Monday.

A 15-year-old boy from New Haven, a 16-year-old boy from East Haven, a 16-year-old girl from Hamden, a 14-year-old boy from New Haven, and a 15-year-old girl from Hamden were charged with third-degree criminal trespass, third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, interfering with an officer, first-degree larceny by possession, carrying a dangerous weapon, and attempt to commit third-degree burglary.

Due to their ages, the teens’ names were not released.

Police responded to the Terrace Gardens apartment complex around 2:30 a.m. and found a group of juveniles trying to open an apartment door, said police spokeswoman Cheryl Bradley.

The teens ran away, but four were later found in a shed in the backyard of a home on South Elm Street. The fifth was found walking nearby, Bradley said.

The 15-year-old boy from New Haven was in possession of a knife, 17 oxycodone pills, four cell phones, jewelry, $50 in cash and a key fob to a Honda stolen in New Haven, Bradley said. The 15-year-old girl from Hamden was found with a stun gun.

In a search of the car, police found prescription medications, identifications, credit cards and a purse, which was believed to be stolen.

All five juveniles were released to relatives or guardians and are scheduled to appear in New Haven Juvenile Court on Oct. 31.

With local school, politics and coronavirus news being more important now than ever, please help our newsroom deliver the coverage you deserve. Please support Local news.

More From This Section