Cops: Maine runaway abandoned stolen car in Darien
Published 5:12 pm, Monday, November 10, 2014
Adam Powell, 19, of Lewiston, Maine, was charged last week with second-degree larceny by possession and risk of injury to a minor after police said he abandoned a car he stole while running away from home with two minors, police said.
Employees of the Garden Center, 1396 Post Road, called police around 3:30 p.m. Nov. 6 after they noticed three teenagers park a 2004 GMC Sierra in the parking lot and then leave it behind, police said.
Officers were told that the vehicle's registration matched that of a car reported stolen in North Haven, police said.
One of the Garden Center employees told police that the three teenagers were later seen in Dunkin' Donuts, 967 Post Road.
At Dunkin' Donuts, officers spoke with Powell and a 16-year-old male and 13-year-old female. Powell told police that they were traveling from Maine and possibly going to New York City, according to the police report.
He told police that he saw the Sierra with the keys in it in North Haven outside a autobody repair shop and took it, according to the report. But they ran out of gas and parked it in the Garden Center, he told police.
Powell also told police that the trio went to Dunkin' Donuts to wait for someone who might leave their vehicle running outside the shop so they could steal it, police said.
The three drove from Maine in a car owned by the 16-year-old's aunt and it ran out of gas in North Haven, police said, where they had taken the Sierra.
The 16-year-old's grandmother, who is also Powell's grandmother, and the 13-year-old's parents came to pick them up, police said. Powell's grandmother would not post the bond for him, police said.
Powell is being held on a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear Nov. 17 in court, police said.