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Thursday, October 1 Police Reports

Facemasks hide ID of driver who led cops on high-speed I-95 chase

Police are trying to determine exactly who was driving a stolen vehicle that led police on an I-95 pursuit at speeds of 110 mph early Sunday morning.

The stolen vehicle was later found unoccupied on Arthur Avenue in Bridgeport.

Using a police K9, officers were able to track down some potential juvenile suspects at the P.T. Barnum apartments.

Scott Appleby, emergency management and communications director, said “multiple juveniles were detained, questioned and thus turned over to their parents.”

But no arrests were made “due to the difficulty of identifying the exact parties driving with the same face masks.”

The investigation, however, is continuing.

Appleby said the stolen vehicle was detained for prints and evidence.

“Along with the recovered vehicle, two other key fobs were found on the juveniles matching other types of autos.”

Whoever was driving that vehicle could also face additional charges.

Appleby said the driver of the stolen also attempted to strike a Bridgeport police officer as he was approaching it near Huntington Road and East Main Street shortly after 11 p.m.

“The vehicle, that was determined to be stolen out of Greenwich based on the plate information provided by the officer,” Appleby said.

“The vehicle began to flee at a high rate of speed leading police on a short pursuit toward the highway.”

Once approaching the highway, Bridgeport police called off the pursuit.

However, surrounding police departments, along with the State Police, were provided the description of the vehicle and license plate over the police hotline.

Later on, Westport police spotted a vehicle that matched the description traveling in their town.

“The vehicle again led officers on a pursuit through Westport and Norwalk until that pursuit was called off with the vehicle speeding doing 110 mph,” Appleby said.

“Bridgeport police and state troopers later witnessed the vehicle exiting the highway and entering the P.T Barnum Apartments,” Appleby said.

Police are asking anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Bridgeport Police at 203-576-TIPS (8477).

Anyone with information on this incident are asked to contact the Bridgeport Police at (203-) 576-TIPS (8477). In addition, police reminded everyone not to leave their vehicle running with the keys inside or to leave your vehicle’s keys inside your vehicle unlocked.

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