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Teen Arrested By Stamford Police After Attempted Car, House Burglaries

Stamford Police arrest a 16-year-old on a baseball field after he allegedly tried to break into a home and cars on nearby streets, late Tuesday.
Stamford Police arrest a 16-year-old on a baseball field after he allegedly tried to break into a home and cars on nearby streets, late Tuesday. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

STAMFORD, Conn. - Stamford Police made a game saving catch as they arrested a 16-year-old at Cubeta Stadium baseball field who was suspected in attempted break-ins.

Police said that around 9 p.m. Tuesday a Hubbard Avenue homeowner looked out the back window and saw a black male attempting to open his car. He walked outside and saw the same suspect was inside his neighbor's car. He confronted him and the male ran towards Grandview Avenue.

Police were called and responded to the area. A few minutes later a Powell Place resident heard someone trying to break into the back door of his residence and looked out to see two black males trying to get inside the home.

"The homeowner scared them off and the two males ran towards Scalzi Park," Sgt. Jennifer Lynch said.

One of the males was then spotted jumping over a fence on Ivy Street, which is adjacent to Cubeta Stadium. Police set up a perimeter and soon found one of the males on the baseball field. Police said he was identified by the Powell Place and Hubbard Avenue residents, police said.

The second suspect eluded capture, police said.

The 16-year-old Stamford resident was charged with third-degree criminal attempt at burglary, third-degree burglary, criminal attempt at sixth-degree larceny, sixth-degree larceny, second-degree criminal attempted of burglary and two counts of interfering with police for running away from police and for not cooperating with police when he was being processed at the police station.

His name was not released due to his age.

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