Police: Two Teens Nabbed After Burglarizing Used Car Dealership

Phone rings. Officer answers. Where's my stolen cell phone, woman asks.

Two teens were arrested Saturday night after burglarizing a used car dealership, police said.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Cotto said a resident called police shortly before midnight reporting two people were breaking into GB Auto Sales at 151 Main St.

When officers arrived, they found a side window of the business office broken, which enabled the thieves to open a door. The office was unoccupied, so officers began a search of the area.

Cotto said one of the youths was located on Holmes Street and taken into custody. She said police dog Kai and his handler arrived at the scene, and the second youth was flushed out of shrubbery he was hiding in at the Duchess restaurant at 157 Main St.

The officers reported one of the youths, who is 14-years-old, was verbally abusive toward the officers and struggled with them as they handcuffed him. They reported the other suspect, who 15-years-old, cooperated with them.

Cotto said one of them was carrying a backpack containing a knife and flashlight, considered burglary tools, as well as a wallet containing credit cards with someone elses name on them, a GPS unit, a cell phone, an iPod, and headphones.

The other, Cotto said, had two cell phones on him. She said while officers were taking the youths into custody, one of the cell phones rang. An officer answered, and said the caller was a woman looking for her stolen phone.

The 14-year-old was charged with interferring with an officer, third-degree burglary, fifth-degree larceny, and criminal mischief.

The 15-year-old was charged with third-degree burglary, fifth-degree larceny, and criminal mischief.

Both were processed and taken to the Mead Hall Juvenile Detention Center in Bridgeport.

Police could not release their names because they are juveniles.

Cotto said officers needed management to inspect the premises of the car dealership to determine if anything was stolen.


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