Middlebury Police discovered a 1998 Honda Civic with the license plate number 91CX30, blocking Goff Street in Middlebury at approximately 2:25 a.m. today: Wednesday, Oct. 10.
[Editor's Note: The photo attached to the article is a stock photo of a green Honda Civic.]
The Honda had a flat tire and some damage to the car, Acting Chief Richard Wildman stated in a press release.
As it turns out, the car was taken earlier that evening from Newfield Avenue in Waterbury and this isn't the first time that's happened recently.
Wildman said the Honda is the third vehicle reported stolen from Waterbury that ended up in Middlebury in the past two weeks.
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Prior to finding the Civic, at around 1:32 a.m. Wednesday, Middlebury police were dispatched to Yale Avenue and White Avenue, due to reports of suspicious men running through the yards of those streets, coming from the direction of Route 64.
"Police surmise that the suspects had stolen the car and abandon it on Goff Street," Wildman stated. "They ran through yards and checked other vehicles in the White Ave. and Yale Ave. area for keys in an attempt to steal another car."
The suspects reportedly abandoned the following items:
- A Garmin GPS Unit
- A brown metal notebook with the "Wellspring" iinsignia
- A small silver electronic pocket golf game
"These items were probably stolen from unlocked cars," Wildman stated. "Residents are urge to call police if they see anyone suspicious looking around parked vehicles and urged to lock their vehicles."
Anyone with any information is asked to call Middlebury Police at 203-577-4028. Sgt. Desmarais and Officer Deely are investigating.