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Teen car-theft suspect found under New Canaan porch after intensive search

Updated 11:24 am, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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A 17-year-old Stamford juvenile was found hiding under a porch on Stonehenge Drive following a multi-agency search that led to his arrest in New Canaan early Tuesday.

An officer on routine patrol observed a Honda Accord driving "erratically" about 12:10 a.m. on Jelliff Mill Road, near Ponus Ridge Road, Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said in a news release.

The officer followed the car as it turned on Clearview Lane, where it came to an abrupt stop and the occupants fled, Krolikowski said.

The New York-registered vehicle had been stolen in Stamford, according to the release.

Police then launched an intensive search of the area with officers from New Canaan, Stamford and Norwalk, as well as K-9 dogs from both Stamford and Norwalk.

After about 30 minutes, a teen suspect was found under a porch in a Stonehenge Drive yard, the chief said. The 17-year-old male was taken into custody and charged with second-degree larceny, second-degree criminal trover, interfering with an officer, reckless driving and operating without a license.

Krolikowski said there was alcohol in the car, but wouldn't provide details until the investigation is over.

He said the teen would be transported to Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center.

The investigation continues with additional arrests possible.