Bristol police report two arrests in connection with street takeover in June

Published on Wednesday, 17 August 2022 17:35
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

@MUSZYNSKIBP

BRISTOL – Police on Wednesday said they made two arrests in connection with the street takeover reported in June, with more arrests expected.

Those charged included Loya Lewis, 19, and Kylie Morrison, 21, of Chicopee, Massachusetts. They are each free from custody and are expected to appear in New Britain Superior Court on Sept. 6.

Police said one of them has been charged with interfering with an officer, disorderly conduct, unlawful assembly and providing a false statement. The other has been charged with unlawful assembly, disorderly conduct, improper use of marker plate and operating an unregistered vehicle.

Police said the nationwide trend, known as a street takeover, was reported in the city on June 17. The activity involves illegal street racing stunts and, at the time, was believed to have possibly been the first the fad had been reported in Connecticut.

Videos on social media showed hundreds of cars blocking off the intersection of Farmington Avenue and Stafford Avenue, while multiple vehicles in the middle performed things like “donuts” and drifting moves.

Police said they were dispatched to the intersection around 10:49 p.m. and found a slew of bystanders crowded in the streets and sidewalk area watching what was going on. They scattered when officers arrived.

Police on Wednesday said the investigation remains open and active.

Anyone with information that can assist the investigation has been asked to contact Bristol police Officer Monica Finkle at 860-584-3011 or MonicaFinkle@bristolct.gov. Those who reach out can remain anonymous, police added.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Wednesday, 17 August 2022 17:35. Updated: Wednesday, 17 August 2022 17:37.