Officers initiated a traffic stop at the corner of Post Road East and Maple Avenue after witnessing a man drive by in a car that had a large crack running across the length of the driver's side window of the front windshield, police said.
Police determined that the registration plates on the vehicle the man was operating were reported stolen, according to the police report. The officer learned that the plates belonged on a stolen vehicle, but not the vehicle that the man was operating.
charged 29-year-old Adelso Pena, of 105 Knox Street, West Haven, with sixth-degree larceny (of vehicle parts) on Tuesday at about 5:45 p.m.
Pena was released on a $500 bond and is due in Norwalk Superior Court August 17.
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