Police K9 helps catch car theft suspects

West Haven police booking photo of Tyquan Davis.

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Police in West Haven have arrested two teens accused of trying to steal a car.

Police responded to First Avenue and Spring Streets around 12:30 Monday morning after seeing two people dressed in dark clothing and masks.

As officers approached the scene, police say they saw two teens trying to steal the car. The suspects ran when they saw police, but stopped and surrendered when police a K-9 was brought out.

One suspect is 16-years-old so his name was not released.

The other was identified as 19-year-old Tyquan Davis of New Haven.

According to officials, Davis is a convicted sex offender, on probation.

Both Davis and the juvenile were charged with Burglary in the Third degree, and Criminal Attempt to commit Burglary.

The juvenile was released to his mother.

Davis was held on $5,000 bond.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s