Kenmar Shyaam Ausar-Allen / Photo, Westport Police Department

WESTPORT — Three teenagers were caught early Sunday after trying to break into cars parked in a resident’s driveway, police said.

The trio was nabbed on Interstate 95 trying to flee from police a day before nine people — three young adults and six juveniles — were charged with similar crimes in town. The latter suspects were apprehended after causing chaos on local streets attempting to elude police.

One of the teens arrested Sunday — 18-year-old Kenmar Shyaam Ausar-Allen, of Meriden — was charged as an adult, while his 17- and 16-year-old accomplices were charged as juveniles.

Police said a local homeowner called “911” shortly before 4:30 a.m. Sunday to report that intruders in his driveway were trying to break into parked vehicles.

Officers dispatched to the scene spotted a black Jeep Grand Cherokee stopped in the middle of the street, according to the report. When an officer focused a spotlight on the Jeep, the vehicle sped toward the police cruiser but swerved away as it fled.

A perimeter, however, already was set up around the incident scene, with officers placing “stop sticks” on the road surfaces to flatten tires of the suspects’ vehicle.

The Jeep, which was reported stolen, drove over the stop sticks, causing its tires to start deflating, but was able to make it to I-95 and headed north.

Followed onto the highway by Westport police, the suspects were forced to stop near Exit 22 in Fairfield when the Jeep’s flat tires made it impossible to continue, according to the report.

The vehicle’s three occupants fled on foot, but the two juveniles were apprehended after a short chase, police said.

The third suspect — identified later Kenmar Shyaam Ausar-Allen, 18, — was tracked down by an officer, assisted by a K-9, where he was hiding in heavy brush near railroad tracks.

Ausar-Allen was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, reckless driving, interfering with an officer, sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, driving without a valid license and improper use of marker plates.

After Ausar-Allen was taken into custody and formally charged, he was released by Westport police after posting $55,000 bond, but he was immediately turned over to police in New Haven, where he was wanted on several outstanding warrants.

Ausar-Allen is scheduled to be arraigned on the Westport charges Nov. 1 at state Superior Court in Stamford.

The 17- and 16-year-old juveniles, whose names were not released because of their age, were charged with the same crimes as Ausar-Allen, police said.