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In Hot Pursuit: Branford Police Chase Stolen Vehicle Driven by Juvenile

Two suspects chased through Branford into East Haven.

On April 16 around 2:42 a.m., Branford Police Officer Stanley Konesky noticed a Dodge Caravan engaged in suspicious activity on North East Industrial Road, according to Capt. Geoffrey Morgan.

After running the plate numbers, Konesky determined the vehicle was stolen so he attempted to pull the Dodge over. The vehicle - reportedly being driven by a juvenile from New Haven and occupied by Lamar S. Conner, 20, of New Haven - fled from police. The suspects turned onto Route 139, proceeded to turn onto Route 1 and appeared to pull over near the Parthenon Diner, police said. Before fully pulling over, the Doge Caravan sped away and pulled onto I-95 south at exit 55.

At this point, Konesky terminated his pursuit and a Connecticut State Police Officer assumed the chase. Police said the suspects got off exit 52 in East Haven and turned onto North High Street and eventually ended up trapped on Kirkham Avenue, a dead-end street.

The State Trooper and Konesky were able to determine that vehicle was stolen from New Haven and reportedly found numerous hand tools associated with burglary and scrap metal in the vehicle.

Conner was arrested for third-degree larceny for car theft and held on a $5,000 bond. Conner was also wanted out of New Haven for failure to respond to an infraction.

The juvenile was charged with third-degree larceny, having no license, engaging police in a pursuit and possession of burglary tools. He was released to the custody of his parents and is scheduled to appear in juvenile court on Whalley Avenue in New Haven.

April 16

Felicia M. Fraenza, 27, of Branford was arrested at 5:13 p.m. for first-degree burglary, first-degree larceny and conspiracy. Her court date was set for April 17.

April 17

Kara J. Franco, 34, of Clinton was arrested at 1:38 p.m. for fifth-degree larceny. Her court date as set for April 26.

Andrew C. Lerman 19, of Branford was arrested at 10:30 p.m. for disorderly conduct. His court date was set for April 18.

Craig S. Lerman, 46, of Branford was arrested at 10:30 p.m. for disorderly conduct. His court date was set for April 18.

Ivor R. Russell, 44, of East Haven was arrested at 11:30 p.m. for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and failure to drive in the right lane. His court date was set for April 27.

SolarPete June 09, 2011 at 01:41 PM
wow crime has become a monster in all these years I always through Branford was safe from city crimes but I see this growth has bite them where it hurts.

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