MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - On Tuesday, July 30, at 11:10 p.m. Mobile Police said they responded to a call about a stolen vehicle in the 1500 block of Hunters Court North.
The victim reported after returning home, she left the keys in the cup holder of her 2007 Chevy Tahoe. The victim said she saw a male crank the vehicle and drive off. That's when she notified police.
Investigators said Mobile Police Operators relayed the information to on-duty units until an officer observed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Schillinger Road North near Airport Boulevard. They said the officer initiated a traffic stop and the driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued.
The officers followed the vehicle until the driver crashed near Industrial Canal Road. According to reports, the driver fled the vehicle on foot and was apprehended by responding units. The driver sustained a laceration to his face from the vehicle crash and was treated by Mobile Fire Rescue on the scene.
The 17-year-old suspect was transported to the Strickland Youth Center and charged with theft of property first-degree, reckless endangerment, attempting to elude police, and resisting arrest.
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