NEWTOWN, Conn. — Newtown police arrested two juveniles in a crime spree involving the theft of cars and items from cars. And now the police is trying to return that property to the rightful owners.
Items were taken from vehicles on the following roads, Newtown police said:
- Baldwin Road, Juniper Road, Oak Ridge Road, Edmond Road, Sugar Street, Sleepy Hollow Road, Lincoln Road, Oakview Road, Turkey Hill Road, Elm Drive, Adams Hill Road, Black Walnut Drive, Mile Hill Road, and Nearbrook Drive.
Other areas of town may also have been seen thefts of items from motor vehicles from Nov. 10 through Nov. 13 that have not been reported.
On Nov. 13, Newtown police arrested two juveniles on charges of stealing motor vehicles and stealing property out of motor vehicles. A large number of items were seized either from the juveniles or from the vehicles that the juveniles had stolen, police said.
If you have been the victim of a theft of property from a motor from Nov. 10 through Nov. 13, you can view the property seized.
The Newtown Police Department will have items available to view at the following dates and times:
- Saturday, Dec. 2, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 4, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
If you cannot come to any of these viewings, contact Detective Jason Frank at 203-426-5841. If leaving a message, provide your telephone number, address the property was taken from, and a description of the property.
In the case, two juveniles were arrested in Newtown after they crashed a stolen car in Danbury, stole another car, and attempted to escape police by fleeing into the woods.
At 2:30 a.m. Nov. 13, Newtown Emergency Communications received a call from the Danbury Police Department that they had recovered a Audi that appeared to have been stolen from Baldwin Road in Newtown. The Audi was involved in a crash in Danbury, after which the occupants abandoned it and stole a Honda Civic that was parked nearby, police said.
At around 4:30 a.m., a resident of Sleepy Hollow Road in Newtown reported a suspicious car stuck in his driveway. Police arrived to see it was the stolen Honda Civic, and saw the occupants jump out and flee on foot.
Brookfield, Monroe and state police K-9s were called to the scene to search for the suspects, police said.
A perimeter was set up in the neighborhood, and Sgt. Douglas Wisentaner arrived on scene to see a Cadillac Escalade leaving a driveway. Police said Wisentaner stopped at the end of the driveway to question the driver, at which point the Escalade spun on the front lawn and the suspects jumped out and ran into the adjacent woods.
Officers from Newtown and the surrounding towns searched the area but could not immediately find the suspects. However, within a couple hours Newtown Police were able to locate and arrest two juvenile males.
One was hiding in an unlocked car, while the other was walking on School House Hill Road and had multiple stolen items from several cars in his possession, police said. These included wallets and GPS units.
The two juveniles were released to their parents' custody and face multiple criminal charges in Juvenile Court, including second-degree larceny, third-degree larceny, third-degree burglary, fifth-degree larceny, criminal trover and interfering with an officer.
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