Investigation revealed that two men had taken $363.90 worth of electronics from the store without paying.
When officers attempted to stop one of the men outside the Kohl’s store, he jumped into a waiting vehicle which then fled into the City of West Haven. Officers lost sight of the arrestees after they left the parking lot.
While in West Haven, the suspect’s vehicle was involved in a crash, and Orange officers were able to respond to to the accident scene and take them into custody for the shoplifting incident.
Colon was held on $10,000 bond for court Oct. 5.
The second man, Jose Pinto, 38, of 690 Howard Ave, New Haven, was charged with sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, interfering with an officer and second-degree criminal trover.
Pinto was held on $10,000 bond for court Sept. 23.