PD: Waterbury teens tried to break into cars in Shelton
SHELTON — Two Waterbury teens face charges after they were both accused of trying to break into vehicles in Shelton early Saturday morning, according to police.
It was around 5 a.m. when Shelton police got a complaint that two male suspects in a silver Mercedes Benz were checking car door handles in the Tamarac Ridge condominiums in Shelton.
When officers got to the scene, the suspends had fled. Detective Richard Bango said they found the Mercedes, which was found to be stolen.
K9 Officer Dan Loris and his police dog, Stryker, tracked from the stolen car and located the two suspects — identified by Bango as 18-year-old Nehemian Coates and a 15-year-old juvenile — hiding nearby.
Bango said both suspects are Waterbury residents.
Officers checked the surveillance video provided by the initial complainant and confirmed that the two suspects they had in custody were the ones trying to break in to the vehicles, Bango said.
Coates and the juvenile were taken into custody.
They were each charged with third-degree larceny, criminal attempt at third-degree burglary, interfering with officers, simple trespass and operating a motor vehicle under suspension.
Coates was released on a $25,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court on May 4.
The 15-year-old was released into the custody of his parents and given a juvenile court date.