Authorities: Wanted Brookfield woman, 25, led police on Waterbury-Monroe chase
A 25-year-old woman, wanted by multiple police departments, was arrested Sunday morning after leading Waterbury police on a chase into Monroe, where she eventually crashed.
Authorities say police had been looking for Hannah Casperson, who was wanted in connection to dozens of vehicle break-ins in Wolcott.
They say she had been last been seen by Wolcott authorities earlier in the week, after they spotted her white Hummer in their jurisdiction.
Wolcott police say they immediately arrested 31-year-old Thomas Crawford of Naugatuck, also wanted in connection to the break-ins, but Casperson got away.
Waterbury police attempted to arrest her Sunday morning, but she accelerated and struck a police cruiser before fleeing the area. She then struck another Waterbury police cruiser before entering I-84 westbound.
As she approached Monroe, police say she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a telephone pole near Monroe Turnpike and Wheeler Road.
Authorities say she was placed into custody and taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital where she is in stable condition.
Waterbury police did not articulate what Casperson was wanted for. It did say “this incident is an active investigation which involves multiple agencies.”
Waterbury police officials say seven Waterbury officers were hurt during the incident.
Casperson has multiple outstanding warrants, and was wanted in Wolcott in connection to 41 vehicles that recently had their windows smashed out and items stolen.
Her bond was set at $750,000.