NORWALK, Conn. A stolen car that crashed and rolled over in front of Norwalk Police headquarters Tuesday night apparently was also involved in a minor hit and run Tuesday morning, police say. The car's passenger is in Norwalk Hospital after the car struck either a pole or the curb while the driver was fleeing police. Both were arrested.
Lorenzo Glover, 22, was charged with conspiracy to commit larceny third degree, criminal trover first degree and conspiracy. He was given citations for disobeying the signal of an officer first time, operating without a license and reckless driving. Bond was $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, conspiracy to commit larceny third degree, possession of narcotics, illegal possession near a school and conspiracy. Bond was $25,000. A hospital spokesperson said Williams is in satisfactory condition.
Criminal "trover" is defined as a person using personal property belonging to someone else without their consent and the use results in the diminishing of the propertys value and subjects the owner to economic loss, fine or other penalty.
Community policing officers tried to stop Glover at the intersection of South Main and Merrit streets after they noticed that there was no front license plate on the Red Honda he was driving, according to Officer Carlton Giles.
Glover instead took a left hand turn and sped north bound on South Main. The officers, who were on foot, contacted headquarters but before patrol cars could go after Glover he lost control of the car and smashed into storefronts opposite police headquarters, police say.
The accident report is not complete yet. Capt. Ernest Vitarbo thinks Glover hit either a pole or the curb. "It appears his high rate of speed was probably a contributing factor," he said.
Two other cars collided at the intersection of South Main and Monroe Streets but neither Giles or Vitarbo could say why. "I'm sure it was part of the same incident," Vitarbo said. "It's still being investigated." Vitarbo did not think anyone in the other cars was injured. One of them had a New York plate.
Williams and Glover had guns pointed at them as they crawled out of the car, with the help of a pedestrian. The car they were in was reported stolen in Bridgeport at 5 a.m.
There was a hit and run accident reported at 7 a.m. in Washington Village. The woman said a red Toyota had hit her car on Concord Street. She had the license plate, which came back to the red Honda.
"It looks this this was the same car, stolen from Bridgeport early in the morning," Giles said. The victim's car had minor damage.
Neither Giles or Vitarbo had any information on the drug charges levied against Williams, but Vitarbo said they have a record. "They have been arrested before but I don't know the details of that," he said.
Vitarbo said anything can happen at police headquarters. "We've had our window shot out so nothing surprises me," he said.
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