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Norwalk Police: Fleeing Thief Ran Red Light

NORWALK, Conn. – A man driving a stolen car at a high rate of speed on South Main Street on Tuesday night ran a red light in his haste to evade Norwalk police , they say. He hit a car traveling east from Monroe Street toward Hanford Place. That was the beginning of the three car-collision that left the stolen vehicle resting on its roof opposite police headquarters. A Good Samaritan wound up handcuffed and lying on his stomach after helping the driver out of the stolen vehicle.

Police did not have accident reports available Wednesday when they discussed the incident. In addition, new details have emerged from court records.

Police arrested both occupants of the car.

Lorenzo Glover, 22, was charged with third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, first-degree criminal trover and conspiracy. He was given citations for first-time disobeying the signal of an officer, operating without a license and reckless driving. Bond was set at $25,000.

Seth Williams, 22, was charged with illegal manufacture/distribution/sale of prescription drugs, failure to keep drugs in their original container, criminal trover, third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, possession of narcotics, illegal possession near a school and conspiracy. Bond was set at $25,000.

A hospital spokesperson said Williams was still in the hospital and in satisfactory condition Wednesday.

Officer Timothy Sheehan was on foot when he approached Glover at South Main and Merritt streets, according to the affidavit. Sheehan asked Glover to pull over because his car was missing a front license plate. Glover fled north on South Main Street, and Sheehan ran to his patrol car to give chase.

Meanwhile, Officer Dean Russo yelled the license plate number to Lt. Shawn Wong Won, who radioed it in. The red 2005 Honda came back as stolen. Wong Won got in his car and headed off in pursuit. Before Russo could do the same, he heard the bang of an impact.

Police say Glover unsafely passed a car on South Main and then hit a 2009 Honda as he went through the red light at the police station. Glover's vehicle hit a flagpole, a parking sign, a light pole and a commercial building at 70 S. Main St. The right rear side of the vehicle hit a light pole, causing it to overturn.

Meanwhile, the 2009 Honda was forced into a collision with a 2006 Volkswagen sitting at the red light on Hanford Place, opposite Monroe Street. Both occupants of the 2009 Honda were injured and were taken to Norwalk Hospital.

A man who was a passenger of the Volkswagen got out and ran to the overturned vehicle, thinking people in there must have died, according to the affidavit. He helped Glover out of the vehicle, and arriving police thought he had been in the stolen car. He was handcuffed and put on the sidewalk, but the driver of the Volkswagen confirmed his story that he was innocent.

Williams was conscious and alert in the overturned vehicle. Police drew guns and a Taser on him because he would not show his hands. He complied and was arrested.

A Norwalk Hospital emergency room physician found plastic bags in William's underwear, police say. Three bags had cocaine and one bag contained Oxycontin, according to police.

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