#Bridgeport CT– Today police located a tan Buick that was stolen with keys from Waverly Place overnight during a home invasion. Police this morning located the vehicle at Park and Washington Avenue. Police coordinated additional police cars in an attempt to stop safely the vehicle but the vehicle took off on them. The vehicle ran through the Hollow section of town to downtown to Black Rock where the pursuit came to an end on Grovers Avenue. The suspect, a fourteen-year-old boy had hit a garage and then fled on foot. Police had quickly apprehended the juvenile in a backyard. No weapon was located but he had crack cocaine in his pockets. The boy’s mother said he was taught to drive at age ten by his father who is a mechanic. Captain Fitzgerald said the boy attempted a robbery with a firearm, or a facsimile firearm, on Friday on Madison Avenue. The boy’s mother said off camera that “he was remorseful and I have to hope he’s learning from this to stop following the leader.”
10:30am–#Bridgeport CT–Bridgeport Police Press Release: Bridgeport Police patrol units spotted a tan Buick Century that was stolen on June 25, 2018 during the course of an armed home invasion. A marked patrol unit requested that additional officers respond to the area so that the vehicle could be safely stopped. When units arrived in the area, a motor vehicle stop was initiated, but the vehicle’s operator refused to stop when directed to do so and engaged police in a pursuit. This pursuit traveled through the Hollow area of the city, into downtown and ultimately ended in the Black Rock section of the city, where the vehicle operator drove into the driveway of a home on Grover’s Street, fled the vehicle on foot, and was captured by officers after a struggle. Crack cocaine was found in the juvenile’s possession after a search incident to arrest.
The perpetrator is identified as a 14-year-old male who was also involved in an incident on June 22, 2018, where he threatened a victim and attempted a robbery by displaying a firearm. Officers were unable to locate this juvenile male on that date, but he was identified as being responsible for this incident.
As of this writing, we are awaiting the arrival of the juveniles mother so that we may interview him regarding these above incidents.
As the result of the pursuit, one minor accident was reported in the downtown area, and there are no reports of injuries.