Two Young Teens Arrested For Stealing Car, Fleeing Police
(by Supriya Yelimeli) – Two teenage boys were arrested after running away from police during a traffic stop in Palo Alto on Saturday, police reported.
Police stopped a car for multiple violations at Maclane and Second streets on Saturday at 12:05 p.m., according to police.
The two suspects allegedly fled on foot immediately after they were stopped.
Police said an officer chased the suspects to Ventura Avenue and Park Boulevard before losing track of them. Officers then flooded the area to look for suspects, according to police.
The boys were driving a green 1999 Acura TL that was stolen from the 4000 block of Arbol Drive in Palo Alto, according to police.
A California Highway Patrol helicopter and a canine from the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety assisted in the search.
A witness told police during the chase that they had seen one of the boys running eastbound through Barron Creek, and a second witness told police that a suspect went into a house in the 3400 block of Ramona Street.
Police said they found property in the vehicle that proved one of the suspects lived in the house he had run into.
Police arrived at the home at 1:11 p.m. and the 16-year-old boy was arrested for felony vehicle theft, resisting or delaying an officer and for being an unlicensed driver.
He was booked into the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall.
Police said they continued looking for the second suspect at about 1:50 p.m., and identified him during the investigation. They contacted him on Sunday at his house in the 3900 block of El Camino Real.
The 15-year-old boy was arrested at 10 a.m. for resisting or delaying an officer. He was the passenger in the stolen car, according to police, and he was released on criminal citation to his parents.
Police will not release further information about the suspect’s identities because they are minors.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police dispatch at (650) 329-2413.