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Teens arrested after allegedly stealing from Southington liquor store, crashing car into house

There were no injuries and structural damage to the home reported.
Credit: Southington Police

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. — Two Waterbury teenagers were arrested Monday for allegedly crashing a stolen vehicle into a Southington mobile home after fleeing from a suspected theft at a liquor store, police said.

Southington police received a call around 12 p.m. Monday of two people reportedly shoplifting from Queen Street Liquors, stealing several bottles of alcohol.

The pair were said to have fled from the store in a vehicle, driving fast down Aircraft Road after seeing police respond to the shoplifting report.

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Police said the vehicle struck two cars before crashing into the stairs of a mobile home on Hemlock Road. The two then fled on foot to a nearby BJ’s Wholesale Club, where police were to locate them and take them into custody.

There were no injuries and structural damage to the home reported.

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The 16-year-old driver, from Waterbury, was charged with larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny and interfering with an officer. He was also issued misdemeanor summons for reckless driving, failure to drive in a proper lane, driving with a license and evading responsibility.

The other suspect, a 16-year-old male also from Waterbury, was charged with two counts of larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny and interfering with an officer.

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They were both processed and turned over to the custody of their parents.

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