Port Chester police officer injured while trying to stop car thief

Police say the incident happened just before 3:30 a.m. on Putnam Avenue.

News 12 Staff

Feb 24, 2023, 8:31 PM

Updated 459 days ago

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A Port Chester police officer was injured Friday while trying to stop a person from stealing a vehicle that was left running and unattended.
Police say the incident happened just before 3:30 a.m. on Putnam Avenue.
Officers tried to stop the vehicle as it went into Port Chester, but the driver refused to stop. A police car was struck on the passenger side, causing the vehicle to go off the road and crash into a tree.
The injured officer was treated at a nearby hospital.


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