WESTPORT, Conn. — Three underage teenagers were arrested early Christmas morning in a stolen car after a chase with police that began outside the CVS Pharmacy in Westport, police said.
Officers responded at about 3:30 a.m. to a report of suspicious males entering and leaving the store several times, according to police.
The males reportedly left the store in a white Toyota Camry, said police.
A Westport police officer, with a K-9 officer, observed the Camry traveling on Post Road East near Myrtle Avenue and then going through a red light, according to the report.
The officer tried to stop the Camry by putting on his emergency lights and siren, but the driver refused to stop, and the vehicle continued on Myrtle Avenue, said police.
The pursuit continued for a short time and ended on Richmondville Avenue, where the front passenger got out of the vehicle and ran away, according to police.
The driver and a third male remained in the vehicle and were taken into custody, said police.
The vehicle was reportedly stolen out of Stamford.
At around 7:30 a.m., a caller on Webb Road told police that someone had just attempted to steal his vehicle after he left it running in the driveway.
The caller said he hear a loud crash of his vehicle smashing into the front of his garage, but when he went outside he found his vehicle unoccupied, said police.
A K-9 track was then conducted. The track continued on Whitney Street where a neighbor reported seeing a black male running through yards on Whitney Street, according to police.
A short time later, an officer located the suspect male on Compo Road North, in the same direction as the K-9 track, police said.
Officers were able to determine that the male involved with the Webb Road incident was, in fact, the third male from the stolen vehicle earlier in the night, according to police.
The three suspects are juveniles. One suspect was charged with second-degree larceny, engaging in pursuit, operating without a license, possession of alcohol by a minor, and failure to obey the stoplight.
A second suspect was charged with second-degree larceny and possession of alcohol by a minor.
A third suspect was charged with second-degree larceny and possession of alcohol by a minor.
All three are due Jan. 4 in Bridgeport Juvenile Court.