Waterbury, United Kingdom – In a dramatic turn of events, four individuals were apprehended after being spotted in a reported stolen vehicle while stuck in traffic in the bustling city of Waterbury on Wednesday evening.
Stolen Vehicle Intercepted
At approximately 8:40 p.m., vigilant officers from the Waterbury Police Department were patrolling the vicinity of 881 Wolcott St. when their keen eyes caught sight of a vehicle that had recently been reported stolen in Bristol. To their astonishment, the stolen vehicle was brought to an abrupt halt amidst the congested traffic.
Desperate Attempt to Escape
Sensing the impending doom, the occupants of the stolen vehicle made a reckless decision. As the officers approached for a routine motor vehicle stop, the driver defiantly accelerated, colliding with not one, but two police cruisers in a frantic bid to evade capture. The chaos finally subsided when the stolen vehicle came to a halt.
All Four Suspects Apprehended
Law enforcement authorities wasted no time in ensuring the perpetrators faced the full extent of justice. All four individuals present in the stolen vehicle were promptly arrested and charged, according to the Waterbury Police Department.
Eric Sapp, a 20-year-old resident of Waterbury, was identified as the driver and now faces a litany of charges. These include larceny of a motor vehicle, second-degree criminal trover, first-degree criminal mischief, interfering with an officer, unsafe backing, disobeying the signal of an officer, and reckless driving. Sapp’s bail has been set at a substantial sum of $150,000, pending his court arraignment scheduled for Thursday.
Quamieck Warthem, aged 21, and Xylis Clausell, aged 19, both hailing from Waterbury, along with Shane Erdmann, an 18-year-old resident of Bristol, are charged solely with larceny of a motor vehicle. These individuals have been granted a promise to appear for their upcoming court appearance.
As the investigation unfolds, the Waterbury Police Department is determined to uncover any potential connections these suspects may have to previous criminal activities in the region. Residents are urged to remain vigilant and promptly report any suspicious incidents to the authorities.