Teens lead police on car chase, crash stolen BMW

Two teens are in custody and police are searching for a third after an early morning police chase and vehicle crash in Tashua early this morning. The three were driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen from New Canaan.

According to Lt. Keith Golding, an officer on patrol near Church Hill Road spotted a speeding vehicle and attempted to stop it about 3:45 a.m. The car, a 2014 BMW reported stolen from New Canaan earlier this morning, crashed into a tree on Madison Avenue near Normandy Road after a short pursuit.

Two occupants ran from the crash. A third, a 17-year-old who was injured in the crash, was taken to the hospital and later charged with first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny.

A search for the other two occupants continued through the morning, with assistance from Easton and Monroe police. Area residents were alerted to the incident with the Citizen Alert system.

Officer Richard Carlson and K9 Rico located a second suspect hiding in a shed outside a Madison Avenue home near Chapel Hill Drive about 8:45 a.m. The 16-year-old suspect was charged with first-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny, third-degree burglary, operating a vehicle without a license and interfering with police.

The search for the third suspect continues. During the search, Golding said a gray 2000 GMC Sierra pickup truck, plate #CS5199, was stolen from a driveway on Autumn Ridge.

Police remind residents again to always lock their vehicles and not to leave valuables inside vehicles or in a visible location inside. All suspicious activity should be reported as soon as possible by calling 911.

Anyone with any information on this morning’s incident should call 203-261-3665 or use the anonymous tip line at trumbull-ct.gov/police.