Calls detail how police reacted in Cheshire home invasion

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CHESHIRE — Information documenting calls to Cheshire police during the deadly 2007 home invasion show officers tried to intercept the vehicle in which Jennifer Hawke-Petit was driven to a bank shortly before she and her daughters were killed.

The Hartford Courant reported Friday that filings by lawyers for convicted killer Joshua Komisarjevsky show an officer was blocks from the bank when Komisarjevksy’s partner, Steven Hayes, drove Hawke-Petit to withdraw money.

Police instructed a responding officer to prevent Hayes from returning to the Petit house. Records do not indicate if he tried to intercept the vehicle or if he saw it.

Police set up a roadblock and captured Hayes and Komisarjevsky as they fled the burning house.

Komisarjevsky had been holding Hawke-Petit’s daughters, Hayley and Michaela Petit, as captives.

He and Hayes were convicted of murder.