Four from Bridgeport charged in Valley vehicle break-ins

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SEYMOUR — Police used ‘stop sticks’’ to flatten the tires of a fleeing vehicle, and arrested the three juveniles and one adult inside in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins here.

The incident began with a South Main Street resident reporting to police that someone was trying to break in to a vehicle parked in the driveway, early on Thursday morning. When the suspects saw the arriving officer they fled at a high rate of speed, on South Main Street toward Ansonia, Deputy Chief Paul Satkowski said.

Three of the four suspects were arrested when their vehicle was disabled, Satkowski said, and the fourth, a 16 year-old, fled on foot and was apprehended a short distance away. All four are Bridgeport residents and the vehicle they were in had been reported stolen from there, Satkowski said.

“The suspects were also wanted by Ansonia and Beacon Falls police for burglarizing vehicles in their respective towns,’’ the deputy chief said.

Edwin Nieves was charged with conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and released on a written promise to appear in court on Jan. 21. The others were referred to juvenile court on charges including reckless driving, engaging police in pursuit, larceny and conspiracy.