Man Arrested After Crashing Stolen Vehicle into 2 Parked Cars, Utility Pole in Hartford: PD

Police have arrested a man after a crash involving a stolen car, two parked cars and a utility pole in Hartford on Saturday morning.

Police said an officer was inside of the Shell gas station on the corner of Troutbrook Drive and Farmington Avenue in West Hartford when he was alerted that someone just stole a car that was left running in the parking lot around 9 a.m.

Shortly after, the stolen car was spotted in Hartford and an attempt to stop the vehicle was unsuccessful. The car sped away and later crashed, police said.

Officers from Hartford and West Hartford were called to the crash on Sigourney Street and Homestead Avenue in Hartford around 9:19 a.m.

Police said the driver of the stolen vehicle, later identified as 35-year-old Jhuge Arnold, hit two parked cars and a utility pole.

A pedestrian who was in the vicinity was injured and was transported to St. Francis Hospital. He or she is in stable condition.

Officers are working to determine exactly how the pedestrian was injured, officers said.

According to police, Ghuge was arrested by West Hartford Police and is facing charges including larceny and operating under suspension. Hartford Police is also applying for an arrest warrant.

Police expect a lengthy investigation into the incident.

Sigourney Street will be closed from Homestead Avenue to Albany Avenue until further notice.

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