Police: 6 people arrested after crashing stolen car in Meriden

Robert Barbera, Jeremy Gonzalez-Torres, and Miguel Angel Acevdo Jr. were arrested after allegedly crashing a stolen car in Meriden Monday, according to police.

Robert Barbera, Jeremy Gonzalez-Torres, and Miguel Angel Acevdo Jr. were arrested after allegedly crashing a stolen car in Meriden Monday, according to police.

Meriden Police Department

MERIDEN — Six people were arrested Monday after police say they crashed a stolen car into a telephone pole.

Officers responded to a crash involving numerous people fleeing from a vehicle around 2:40 p.m., Meriden police said.

"One witness described that he had to make an abrupt stop due to the stolen vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed through traffic before striking a utility pole," police said.

Miguel Angel Acevedo Jr., 20, was charged with risk of injury to a minor, interfering with police, reckless driving and engaging police in pursuit. 

Robert Barbera, 18, and Jeremy Gonzalez-Torres, 18, were charged with first-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny, risk of injury to a minor and interfering with police.

Each man was held on a $75,000 bond, police said.

The youths were arrested at the scene as well, police said, and charged with first-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny, interfering with police, and possession of marijuana. They were released to their parents.

Ben Lambert can be reached at william.lambert@hearstmediact.com.