UPDATED: Burglary investigation leads to brief police pursuit

Norwich – An investigation into a possible burglary Friday morning at a home on Laurel Hill Avenue led to a brief police pursuit.

John Kanhai, 34, of 495 Laurel Hill Road, was charged by Norwich police with second-degree breach of peace, engaging an officer in pursuit, reckless driving, resisting arrest and criminal attempt to commit assault on a police officer.

Police said the report came in as a possible burglary  but they later discovered that Kanhai was causing a distrubance at his residence.

When police arrived, Kanhai fled in his vehicle. Norwich police initially followed him, but ended the pursuit because he was driving at a high rate of speed. The incident happened around 6:30 a.m.

Kanhai crashed his car in Ledyard, and police there were able to take him into custody.

He resisted arrest and police used a Taser to subdue him, police said.

Kanhai was arraigned Friday in Norwich Superior Court.


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