A man from Wolcott wanted in connection with the theft of a safe that contained $60,000 in cash and rare coins was arrested Thursday night after leading police in a pursuit.
Police said they received information that Daniel Deleo and his wife, Cynthia, were heading to a home in Plymouth, just over the Wolcott line, to get some gas money.
Officers arrived at the home and said they saw Cynthia outside. Police said they started to speak with her when they observed a car drive by with Daniel behind the wheel.
At that point, police said they turned on their lights and sirens in an attempt to pull him over, but he refused and led police in a pursuit into Bristol, onto Route 72, then east on Interstate 84, onto Interstate 91 north and finally Interstate 291 east to exit 5 where he stopped.
Deleo was arrested by Connecticut State Police and charged with reckless endangerment, criminal attempted assault on an officer, inferring with police, having a weapon in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and failure to stop.
He was released on $75,000 bond to Wolcott police, then was brought back to Wolcott Police Department where he's being held.
Cynthia was arrested and charged with hindering prosecution and was held on $25,000 bond.
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Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:01:19 GMT
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