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Waterbury Police release more information on suspect who rammed 7 cruisers

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WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) – A suspect and seven police officers were sent to the hospital over the weekend after a multi-city car chase.

Hannah Casperson, 25, could be charged in Monday’s incident, pending discharge from hospital.

Hannah Casperson.

Waterbury Police held a press conference at 1.30pm inside their headquarters:

Waterbury Police have scheduled a press conference for 1.30pm on Monday to release new details about the suspect who rammed into cruisers over the weekend.

Police say the suspect has a criminal record and is linked to dozens of car break-ins in Wolcott, where vehicle windows were smashed late last week.

Police said the incident began with a simple traffic stop.

On Sunday morning, Waterbury Police said they had tried to get in touch with Casperson.

Officers wanted to speak to Casperson, who was in a white Hummer, about recent robberies in the city.

Cellphone video captured moments when Casperson sped up and crashed into a police cruiser. Waterbury Police released body camera video of this footage on Monday afternoon:

Waterbury Police have released body camera video of an incident where a suspect rammed a cruiser before fleeing.

The officer had his gun drawn but did not fire a single shot.

Neither did the other officers who were hit during the 25-mile chase.

“He had the courage and the stamina not to use lethal physical force,” Spagnolo said. “I salute the actions of this officer, I salute all the actions of officers from Waterbury, State Police, Wolcott and the Monroe Police Department.”

Video then showed her backing up and ramming into another police cruiser and a parked car. She took off after that.

Waterbury Police said they followed her to Monroe, where Casperson reached the intersection of Wheeler Road and Monroe Turnpike.

There they said she lost control of the Hummer and crashed.

“As they were heading into a town, a collision occurred in the area of ​​Route 110 near Wheeler Road causing damage to seven Waterbury police cruisers,” Chief Keith White, of the department, said. Monroe Police Department. “[There was] extensive damage to the white Hummer and damage to a pole in the immediate vicinity.

Casperson could face more than a dozen charges from Waterbury alone.

Charges are also pending by Monroe and Wolcott police.

She has been identified as a suspect in more than 40 car burglaries in Wolcott after Thomas Crawford was arrested on Friday.

“The tool that was used to break the windows was a small car hole punch, which was in his pocket, with broken glass. But he did it, we questioned him, he cooperated, he said they did,” Wolcott Police Chief Edward Stephens said.

It doesn’t stop there.

Spagnolo says Crawford and Casperson are also linked to a number of theft-related crimes in the town of Brass.

“We’ve identified them in the theft of parking meter heads here in Waterbury, we’ve identified them in smashes, foreclosures and burglaries in South Waterbury, so these are all crimes that are still under investigation. investigation,” Spagnolo said.

Monday was Waterbury’s first big demonstration of the capabilities of their body cameras, as they’ve only had them for a few months.

Police told Channel 3 they injured seven officers when they damaged the cruisers.

“As a result of the incident, seven of the officers were taken to the local Bridgeport Hospital for treatment for life-threatening injuries unknown at this stage,” White said. “The operator of the white hummer has been taken into custody. At this point, she is also in hospital receiving treatment for her injuries sustained in the incident.

Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo said Casperson does not have a lengthy criminal history and that, while still in hospital, all of his charges relating to Sunday’s chase are still pending.

Police said they identified her and Wolcott’s other car burglary suspect a month ago.

Police said they have already made one arrest in all 40 Wolcott car burglaries. They identified the suspect as Thomas Crawford.

Thomas Crawford.(Wolcott Police)

They said they had reason to believe Casperson was involved.

Car burglary suspect in police custody after chase

Police have released new video of a suspect ramming into police cruisers in Waterbury over the weekend.

A suspect and seven police officers were sent to hospital over the weekend after a multi-city car chase.

Hannah Casperson, 25, could be charged in Monday’s incident, pending discharge from hospital.

A suspect and seven police officers were sent to hospital over the weekend after a multi-city car chase.

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