Norwalk teens allegedly stole SUV in New Canaan
NEW CANAAN — Police arrested two teens from Norwalk in connection to a car theft out of New Canaan.
During the overnight hours from June 10 to 11, a Mercedes Benz SUV was stolen from South Avenue. The vehicle, valued at $40,000, was left unlocked in the driveway with the keys inside. The owners reported the theft at 9 a.m. June 11.
On June 13, Milford Police found the stolen SUV at a Motel 6 off of Interstate 95 in Milford and contacted the News Canaan Police, who responded to the scene to process the stolen vehicle for evidence. In the SUV, police found property stolen out of the unlocked cars of Norwalk residents.
After reviewing video surveillance from the hotel parking lot and speaking with Milford Police, New Canaan officers identified two suspects allegedly responsible for stealing the SUV. Police located one of the suspects, 19-year-old Kristian Medel of Van Zant Street, Norwalk, at the motel. Medel was taken into custody on charges of conspiracy, conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny and first-degree larceny of a motor vehicle. He was held on a $50,000 bond and transported to Norwalk Court on June 14.
On June 22, New Canaan police went to the Juvenile Detention Center in Bridgeport to serve an arrest warrant to a 17-year-old Norwalk man also suspected of the theft. The teenager was being held in the facility for an arrest related to a different car theft in Norwalk . The Norwalk juvenile was also charged with conspiracy and first-degree larceny, as well as conspiracy to commit larceny. Police said they will not be releasing any more information regarding the teen.