Suspects flee from police in stolen car
Two suspects allegedly fled from police in a stolen car Monday, before losing control of the vehicle and fleeing on foot.
On Aug. 5 officers on routine patrol observed a Ean Szalan 22, of Moorland Road, as a passenger in a white Ford pick-up. Trumbull Police had an active arrest warrant for Szalan, on a charge of six-degree larceny. As officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the operator accelerated westerly on Old Town Road and through two stop signs before attempting to take a left turn onto Frenchtown Road, according to police.
Due to the vehicle’s high speed, the operator lost control of the truck, coming to rest at a telephone pole with very little damage to the vehicle. Both occupants fled, one south on Frenchtown Road and one north. Officers gave pursuit on foot but lost the subjects. Both Bridgeport Police and Connecticut State Police supplied tracking dogs but were unable to locate the suspects.
Shortly thereafter, Trumbull Officers located Szalan in the back seat of his grandmother’s car as she was pulling into her driveway. Police learned that Szalan had called his grandmother for a ride and she hid him in the back of her vehicle to take him home.
The second subject who fled is known and the investigation is still in progress with an arrest warrant due shortly. The truck was later determined to have been stolen out of Bridgeport on August 3.
Ean Szalan was arrested for this incident and charged with Interfering with an Officer and held on a $1,000 bond. The Larceny warrant was also served with an additional $1,000 bond.
His grandmother, Anna Szalan, 72, of 25 Moorland Road was issued a Summons for interfering and released at the scene.