Police nab two suspected shed burglars after chase

After numerous reports of items being stolen from sheds in Milford, local police believe they have nabbed two of the suspects and are searching for one that got away.

According to police, at about 4:45 a.m. on Nov. 30 officers were dispatched to the area of Beaverbrook Road and Naugatuck Avenue on the report of people loading equipment into a van.

Milford police had received a large number of reports from residents about burglaries from sheds and garages in the past two weeks. Officers responded to the area and observed the van heading south on Naugatuck Avenue towards Bridgeport Avenue.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle on Bridgeport Avenue but it continued east on Bridgeport Avenue towards the Boston Post Road, eventually getting onto I-95 North at exit 39.

Shortly after getting on the highway, the vehicle spun out, striking a guardrail and a police vehicle. Three occupants ran from the car, police said.

Milford Police Officer Sean Degnan, with help from his K-9 Diesel, located two of them: Kelvin Quintero, 20, and Noel Figueroa-Flores, 20, both of 157 Chapel Street, New Haven. The two were taken into custody, while a third suspect is still at large.

The third suspect is described as a white or hispanic male, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information on the third suspect is asked to contact the Milford Police Department, 203-878-6551, or visit milfordpd.org and click “Crime Tips.” The case number is 6759-16.

Both Quintero and Figueroa-Flores were treated at a local hospital for injuries suffered from the motor vehicle accident and a K-9 bite to Quintero.

The officer in the vehicle that was hit was also later treated for minor injuries.

Further investigation showed that Quintero has two active warrants for failing to appear in court out of New Haven and Waterbury, and Figueroa-Flores has one active warrant for failing to appear in court out of Orange, police said.

Both men are being charged with larceny third degree, conspiracy to commit larceny, burglary and interfering with arrest.

Quintero is being held on $225,500 bond. Figueroa-Flores is being held on $210,500 bond.