Berlin police looking for man who rammed cruiser, ambulance in stolen car

Published on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 23:06
Written by LISA BACKUS


BERLIN - Police are looking for a man who rammed a cruiser and an ambulance after being asked to get out of the stolen car he was driving Wednesday morning.

Officers and EMS personnel were called to the Shell gas station on Farmington Avenue at about 9 a.m. on a report that someone in a vehicle appeared to be overdosing, Deputy Chief Christopher Ciuci said.

But when officers arrived, the driver Aaron Rugar, 23, of no known address, was alert and talking with officers, Ciuci said.

At some point in the call, officers realized that Rugar was behind the wheel of a gray 2007 Toyota Rav 4 that had been reported stolen out of Hartford, he said.

When Rugar saw that officers were asking him to get out of the car, he rammed a police cruiser and nicked the ambulance to get away, Ciuci said.

Police are still looking for Rugar who possibly may be staying at various hotels on the Berlin Turnpike. The license plate on the Rav 4 is 303WAM.

Anyone who sees Rugar or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call Berlin police at 860-828-7080.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 23:06. Updated: Wednesday, 13 December 2017 23:08.