Naugatuck Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the driver of a vehicle that fled an early morning hit-and-run incident involving an NPD Officer and his K9 companion.

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Early yesterday morning, Thursday, May 27, 2021, at around 12:30 AM, Naugatuck Police received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Seth Drive at Highland Avenue. Officers soon arrived, found the vehicle in question and attempted to question them.

According to the NPD, the suspect rammed a marked patrol car, occupied by an NPD Officer and their K9 and fled the scene. There was some damage to the officer's vehicle, but the officer and K9 both were uninjured.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a 2013-2016, dark metallic blue, Mercedes E-Class wagon. There will possibly be some damage to the vehicle's headlights and bumper area from the collision with the NPD cruiser. Anyone with information is being asked to contact investigating Officer NPD Sgt. Derek Poundstone at 203-729-5221 or you could call the confidential NPD Tips Line at 203-720-1010.

In a completely separate instance, according to the NPD, this morning, May 28, 2021, at 1:34AM, NPD received a call about a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Aetna St. and Hoadley St. The vehicle, a 2009 Jeep Liberty, was traveling West on Aetna and crashed into a stone wall on Hoadley. The vehicle had three occupants, the operator, Tyler Posser, and two passengers, Derek Ritter, and David Roskosky. All three were extricated from the vehicle by Naugatuck Fire, and transported to local hospital for serious, life-threatening injuries.

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