Shelton police: Burglars drive truck through garage door to evade officers

Shelton Police

Shelton Police

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SHELTON — Police say they are searching for burglars who smashed a pickup truck through the door of a garage at a Leavenworth Road home while fleeing from officers Wednesday.

Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said officers were called to a reported burglary at the home about 2 a.m. Wednesday. The caller stated he had installed surveillance cameras in a relative’s garage and had observed two people inside the closed garage placing items in the back of the truck.

Kozlowsky said the suspects backed a pickup truck into the garage and closed the door. Kozlowsky said officers arrived at the scene and observed shadows moving inside the garage and what appeared to be flashlights.

“When the officers announced their presence, the truck’s operator drove the truck through the garage door and fled on Route 110,” Kozlowsky said.

The truck nearly struck one of the police vehicles parked at the home, Kozlowsky said. He said as the truck drove on Route 110, it nearly struck another patrol vehicle en route to the scene.

Kozlowsky said one of the suspects is described as a heavy-set white male. There was no description of the second individual.

The detective bureau is investigating the incident.

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com