Stolen Vehicle Crashes Head-On into Police Vehicle, 5 Subjects Arrested

Four Adults, One Juvenile Taken Into Custody After Stolen Car Crash

On October 8, 2018 at approximately 4:11 a.m., an officer patrolling the area of Pequot Avenue in Southport observed a suspicious vehicle traveling on Westway Road. As the officer began to investigate, the vehicle traveled at a high rate of speed down Old South Road. While the officer was traveling west on Pequot Avenue the suspect vehicle swerved into his lane, across the centerline and struck the police car head-on. Three male subjects fled from the vehicle, while two female subjects remained in the vehicle and were apprehended by responding officers.

Westport Police K-9 responded to assist with a track and led officers to the area of Westford Drive. Officers set up a perimeter and located all three subjects in the area of Westford Drive.

Further investigation revealed that the vehicle they were operating was stolen from Waterbury. Contents located in the stolen vehicle led to the discovery of several thefts from motor vehicles in the area of Henderson Road and a stolen Mercedes Benz from Cedar Road.

The Fairfield Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the collision with the police vehicle.

See Charges and Photos Below:

ARREST INFORMATION DOES NOT INDICATE CONVICTIONS. ALL ARRESTED/ACCUSED PERSONS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNLESS AND UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INCLUSIVE OF RECENT ARRESTS OR EVENTS. INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED AT YOUR DISCRETION AS UPDATES MAY BE PENDING. NAMES AND ADDRESSES MAY NOT BE ACCURATE AT THE TIME OF POSTING.

Jose Diaz (12/26/98) was arrested and charged with C.G.S. Risk of Injury to a Minor, Criminal Attempt at Assault 1st, Burglary 3rd Degree, Conspiracy to commit Burglary 3rd Degree, Larceny 1st Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1st Degree, Larceny 2nd Degree, Larceny 6th Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6th Degree, and Interfering with an Officer. He was also issued a Motor Vehicle Summons for 14-222 Reckless Driving, 14-236 Failure to Drive in Proper Lane, 14-224(b)2, Evading with Injury, and 14-36a No License. He is currently being held in lieu of $20,000 bond and scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on 10/16/2018.

Joseph Frazier (5/10/98) was arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd  Degree, Conspiracy to commit Burglary 3rd Degree, Larceny 1st Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1st Degree, Larceny 2nd Degree, Larceny 6th Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6th Degree, and Interfering with an Officer. He is currently being held in lieu of $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on 10/16/2018

Averie Reyes (6/11/99), was arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Conspiracy to commit Burglary 3rd Degree, Larceny 1st Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1st Degree, Larceny 2nd Degree, Larceny 6th Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6th Degree. She is currently being held in lieu of $2,500 bond and scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on 10/16/2018

Jasmine Smith (7/15/99), was arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Conspiracy to commit Burglary 3rd Degree, Larceny 1st Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1st Degree, Larceny 2nd Degree, Larceny 6th Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6th Degree. She is currently being held in lieu of $10,000 bond and scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on 10/16/2018

A 15 year-old Juvenile, was arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Conspiracy to commit Burglary 3rd Degree, Larceny 1st Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1st Degree, Larceny 2nd Degree, Larceny 6th Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6th Degree. The juvenile was transferred to a Hartford Juvenile Detention Center and scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court on 10/29/2018.


ARREST INFORMATION DOES NOT INDICATE CONVICTIONS. ALL ARRESTED/ACCUSED PERSONS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNLESS AND UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INCLUSIVE OF RECENT ARRESTS OR EVENTS. INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED AT YOUR DISCRETION AS UPDATES MAY BE PENDING. NAMES AND ADDRESSES MAY NOT BE ACCURATE AT THE TIME OF POSTING.

Submitted by: Lt. Robert Kalamaras
Email: [email protected]
Date: 10/8/2018