Four teens arrested in Stamford were charged Monday night following a car chase and crash in an allegedly stolen vehicle, police said Tuesday.
Police believe the teens were involved in an armed robbery that took place in Bridgeport, but only discovered this after the teens had reached Stamford.
“They weren’t on Bridgeport’s radar until we apprehended them and discovered the stolen car out of the other town,” said Sgt. Joseph Kennedy. “The charges were still pending there, but we’re sure the investigation there will go pretty quickly.”
Stamford police spotted a car allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed on Frank Street near Dale Street, police said. According to authorities, when they attempted to pull over the car, it took off in the direction of Lockwood and William streets, where it crashed into three parked vehicles before coming to a stop.
Police chasing the suspects managed to apprehend one of the teens at the scene, police said, and called in a tracking dog to follow the other three, who fled on foot. The dog led officers to the area of Cove and Dale streets, where three teens were allegedly spotted and positively identified as the teens involved in the crash.
In Stamford, police said all four teens are facing charges of second-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny and interfering with police/resisting. In addition, the driver was also charged with engaging police in a pursuit.
Due to the suspects' ages, the teens’ names and addresses are being withheld.
Shannon Gallagher, 34, of Soundview Ave., was charged early Tuesday morning with third-degree assault.
Wilder Hernandez, 22, of Stillwater Ave., was charged early Tuesday morning with interfering with an officer/resisting, operating a motor vehicle without a license, failure to carry registration or insurance and failure to obey traffic control signals.
Thomas John Inverno, 37, of Martin St., was cahrged early Tuesday morning with two counts of third-degree assault and one count of disorderly conduct.
Kenny P. Parada, 28, of Seaside Ave., was cahrged Tuesday morning with second-degree failure to appear.
Yolanda Rosario, 34, of Harbor St., was charged Monday night with sixth-degree larceny/shoplifting.
Michael J. Santoro, 25, of Harold St. in Cos Cob, was charged Monday night with sixth-degree larceny/all other.
Jermaine Orlando Williams, 31, of Lafayette St., was charged Tuesday morning with third-degree assault, second-degree strangulation and disorderly conduct.