According to officials, four cars were burglarized and three cars were stolen. Two of the stolen vehicles had GPS technology which was used to track their movements.
Police say both cars were located and were being operated by a number of juveniles. One of the vehicles fled from police while the occupants of another fled on foot.
Authorities took one 15-year-old female into custody who has been arrested several times for her role in car burglaries. Police say that same teen was shot earlier this year by a vehicle’s owner in Ridgefield when she was allegedly stealing items from an unlocked car.
The other suspects who fled on foot have not been located.
Officials say the occupants of the second vehicle attempted to ram several police cruisers and tried to strike an officer. This vehicle was located abandoned several streets away from where it was first located. Police say four other stolen cars from previous thefts were found in this area.
Authorities believe the same 15-20 juveniles have been involved in car thefts around the Waterbury area. Officials say these teens will not stop for police and are oftentimes armed.
Anyone with information on these thefts is asked to contact police.