Police late Wednesday arrested three Stamford teens in connection with the illegal entry of parked cars on Richmond Hill Road.
At about 11 p.m. on July 15, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Richmond Hill Road and Weed Street on a report of two suspects trying to enter vehicles, according to police.
Responding officers found a 19-year-old hiding under a car parked in a driveway on Ash Tree Lane. He was charged with third-degree criminal trespass, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and interfering with an officer.
While checking the wooded area around that Ash Tree Lane property, police found a second suspect, 17, laying on his back at the bottom of a cement culvert dugout near the house and pool, the report said. He was brought up on the same charges.
A third suspect, 16, was found behind an Ash Tree Lane home yelling for help. When police came upon the teen, he said he’d fallen and injured his knee, the report said. Police issued juvenile summonses for the same charges and New Canaan EMS transported him to Norwalk Hospital, where he was released into the custody of a parent.
“As a reminder the NCPD asks all residents to secure their vehicles at night,” the policer report said. “Do not leave cars unlocked and do not leave the keys to your vehicles inside of the car. In addition please secure bicycles in garages as we have seen an increase in the thefts of bicycles from residences. All of these crimes are preventable, please do your part to protect your property and report any suspicious activity that you observe.”
The 19-year-old was found to be on probation and was held at Bridgeport Correctional Facility pending an appearance Thursday in state Superior Court.