Suspect Arrested After Police Chase Through Stamford

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Frank Toth, 26, of Stratford, ran from police before being arrested on Stamford's West Side on Wednesday afternoon, according to police. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Stamford Police Department

STAMFORD, Conn. - An alleged drug dealer took police on a chase through Stamford on Wednesday afternoon, Lt. Tim Shaw said.

Police were attempting to arrest Frank Toth, 26, of Stratford, after he made what appeared to be a drug transaction in Glenbrook, when the suspect took off in his car, Shaw said.

Toth headed along Hope Street to Rock Spring Road and cut across the city, Shaw said. He got out of his Chevy Cruze near Stamford Hospital and began running, the lieutenant said.

With the help of a K-9 unit, police tracked Toth to 164 West Broad St., where they found him leaving a third-floor apartment, Shaw said. The resident told police he found the suspect in his kitchen and that he forced Toth out of the apartment, where his two kids were, the lieutenant said.

No drugs were found on Toth, and police said they suspect he got rid of them during the chase, Shaw said. Police were investigating Toth after receiving information that he was dealing drugs in the area, the lieutenant said.

The suspect’s parents live in Stamford, and Toth has a history with the police department, Shaw said.

Toth was charged with second-degree burglary, interfering with an officer/resisting, second-degree breach of peace, two counts of risk of injury to a child, engaging police in a pursuit, reckless driving, and illegal operation of a motor vehicle under suspension, police said.

He was held in lieu of a $150,000 bond, Shaw said.

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