A man was arrested this morning for allegedly hitting a town-owned trailer and then trying to run over a Waterford police officer with his car.
Edward Theurkauf, 22, of 296 Long Ridge Road, Stamford, was charged this morning with criminal attempt to commit assault with a motor vehicle, criminal attempt to commit assault of public safety personnel, driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, drugs or both, reckless driving and interefering with an officer. Theurkauf was held on $50,000 bond.
At 6:25 this morning, police dispatch received a call from a couple driving in a car saying they were being followed by another vehicle, according to a Waterford Police press release. The couple eventually drove to the Waterford Police Department, and a Waterford police officer confirmed they were being followed by another car driven by Theurkauf, according to the release.
The officer intervened, and Theurkauf drove off in the police department’s parking lot, striking a trailer owned by the Town of Waterford, according to the release. Then Theurkauf turned his car and allegedly tried to run over the Waterford police officer, according to the release.
The officer avoided the suspect’s car, and then Theurkauf tried to exit the parking lot via the lawn of the Emergency Services Complex, where the car was stopped by Waterford police officers in cruisers, according to the release. No police officers were harmed, according to the release.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed this event to call Waterford Police at 860-442-9451.