Teens accused of crime spree
Published 4:59 pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Two juveniles are accused in a series of crimes that ended early Wednesday morning in North Suffolk.
According to a city press release, a citizen observed two juveniles tampering with vehicles in the 6000 block of Belleharbour Circle. It was reported shortly after 1 a.m.
When police arrived on scene, they observed an individual matching the description provided leaving the scene in a black Toyota, according to the press release. Police activated their emergency equipment after the vehicle failed to use a turn signal, at which time the vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed at Bridge Road and Interstate 664 south.
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The officer did not continue to pursue the vehicle, the release stated. However, the vehicle was found stopped on the interstate ramp, and the driver was seen fleeing from the vehicle on foot.
Additional officers were able to locate the subject, and it was found that the involved vehicle had been stolen from Chesapeake. A second involved subject was located shortly thereafter.
Following preliminary investigation, the two were identified as a 14-year-old from Norfolk and a 15-year-old from Portsmouth. They were released to the custody of a family member.
Petitions have been secured for eluding police, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle without a license and curfew violation, the release stated.
The investigation remains ongoing, and additional charges may be filed.