PD: Young Couple Steal Nissan, Return it to Police as Regret Sets in

Police say a 23-year-old man and 20-year-old woman, both who've been charged with similar crimes recently, stole a car from Middletown Nissan — then felt bad about the deed four days later.


Two East Haddam residents with a history of thefts and burglaries stole a car from Middletown Nissan then turned it in at police headquarters four days later after feeling regret, according to Middletown Police.

On Dec. 13 at 3:30 a.m., Gregory T. Hallowell, 23, of East Haddam Colchester Turnpike, Moodus, and his girlfriend Michelle Stankowski, 20, of Falls Road, Moodus, returned a stolen 2008 Nissan Altima to police headquarters in Middletown, according to the report. 

Police say the car was reported stolen on Dec. 9 from Middletown Nissan and Hallowell told officers he felt bad about taking it and wanted to return it. 

The report says officers found the car parked in front of the police department on Main Street, as Hallowell had told them. Both he and Stankowski were reportdly unaware of their outstanding arrests warrants. 

Both were charged with second-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny.

Hallowell is being held on a $15,000 bond, Stankowski on a $10,000 bond and both are due back in court on Jan. 10. 

Hallowell and Stankowski have a sixth-degree larceny charge pending from Dec. 3 in Cromwell, according to the Connecticut Judicial System website. Stankowski has several pending cases: two Connecticut State Police Troop K arrests for third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny from June 13; and sixth-degree larceny July 8.

He was charged in May 2011 with possession of drug paraphernalia in Middletown.

Ian Battles December 16, 2013 at 04:18 PM
How many times are they gonna let these thieves back onto the streets? Stealing a car from a dealership lot is pretty bold, if you ask me.


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