Greenwich Police arrested a Hartford man over the weekend. According to Lt Martin O’Reilly, Daniel Jonas Angol, 25, was in a vehicle which was chased into Greenwich by Port Chester, New York Police. He and others in the vehicle had been observed attempting to steal catalytic converters from vehicles.
O’Reilly said the vehicle occupants fled after the vehicle crashed into a fence on Frontage Rd.
Mr. Angol was found hiding in a nearby garage at 353 Delavan Ave by officers using a tracking dog.
Angol was charged by Greenwich Police with Criminal Trespass 2.
His bond was set at $10,000, which he was unable to post.
He has a date in Stamford Superior Court on June 20, 2022.
In separate incidents, police say catalytic converters were stolen – one on Pleasant Street around 3:00am on June 5, and one on River Road near the intersection with Route 1 on June 6 around 7:00pm.
Last month, Governor Lamont signed into law Public Act22-43, which enacted new requirements to how motor vehicle recyclers, scrap metal processors, junk dealers, junk yard owners and operators, and motor vehicle repair shops receive and sell catalytic converters. The measure was part of an effort to crack down on the sale of stolen catalytic converters, and was specifically focused on deterring criminals at the point-of-sale.