On 10/23/2018 at approximately 3am Officers from the Newtown Police Department were dispatched to the area of South Main Street at Bears Hill Road to search for a stolen motor vehicle. It was reported that a blue Toyota Highlander was stolen out of Greenwich earlier in the evening and had just been in a pursuit with Bridgeport Police and the vehicle was last seen traveling north on Route 25.
While checking the area, Newtown Officers observed the Highlander heading northbound on South Main Street near Pecks Lane and began to follow the stolen vehicle.
The stolen Highlander turned right on to Wasserman Way when the officer activated their over head emergency lights and siren. The Highlander took off at a high rate of speed, heading westbound. In the area of 100 Wasserman Way, just prior to Exit 11, the Highlander went off the roadway on the right and hit the guardrail and came to a stop.
The suspect driving the vehicle, later identified as
Cameron David King (age 18) of Bridgeport CT, exited the drivers side of the vehicle and started running
westbound on Wasserman Way. After a brief foot chase the suspect was taken into custody.
King was charged with Larceny 3rd, Engaging Police in Pursuit, Reckless Endangerment, Traveling too Fast for Conditions, Reckless Driving, Restricted Turn, Failure to Maintain Lane and Interfering/Resisting police.
King was held on a $50,000.00 Bond and will appear in court this morning.