Naugatuck police searching for driver who rammed cruiser

Naugatuck police say the driver of a Mercedes Benz E-Class Wagon, similar to the one pictured, rammed a police cruiser on Thursday. –CONTRIBUTED

NAUGATUCK — Borough police are searching for the driver of a Mercedes Benz E-Class Wagon they say rammed a police cruiser Thursday.

Police said an officer responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint at about 12:30 a.m. in the area of Seth Drive at Highland Avenue. When the officer arrived, police said, the driver of the suspect vehicle rammed the patrol vehicle and drove away. Police said the cruiser sustained damage, but the officer and his K-9 were not hurt.

Police said the suspect vehicle is a dark metallic blue 2013-2016 Mercedes Benz E-Class Wagon. Police said the car will likely have damage to its headlamps and bumper.

Police ask anyone with information on the whereabouts of the vehicle or its operator to call Naugatuck police at 203-729-5221 or the confidential tip line at 203-720-1010.