At 4:06 a.m. on Nov. 16, officers observed a vehicle traveling on Marsh Hill Road that had been reported as stolen in New Haven. They followed the vehicle into the parking lot of a local business at 55 Marsh Hill Road and blocked the exit.
Officers then ordered the driver, Travis Tyson, 31, of 577 Circle Ave, Hamden, to exit the vehicle, which he refused to do. At one point, the driver used the vehicle to try to force his way out of the parking lot, striking a police cruiser in the process.
Tyson was subsequently taken into custody and charged with interfering with a police officer and disobeying an officer’s signal. He was released on a promise to appear in court on Nov. 30.
He was later turned over to the New Haven Police Department regarding the stolen vehicle he was driving.