Juvenile Crime Task Force Recovers Stolen Subaru and Arrests 2 Teens
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The Juvenile Crime Task Force Tuesday afternoon arrested two teens and recovered a stolen vehicle and a loaded handgun.
Officers spotted a stolen Subaru Outback in the 5700 block of Old Hickory Boulevard as the 17-year-old driver fled at a high rate of speed. An MNPD helicopter crew was overhead and followed the vehicle. Spike strips were successfully deployed as the Subaru entered onto I-40 West, causing the teen to stop the vehicle. He and his 16-year-old passenger fled into a wooded area where they were taken into custody.
The 17-year-old admitted to being the driver and possessing the handgun. He is charged in Juvenile Court with theft of a motor vehicle, evading arrest, juvenile handgun possession, and driving without a license. His passenger is charged with theft of a motor vehicle and evading arrest.
The owner of the stolen Subaru discovered his vehicle missing Tuesday at 5 a.m. The car had been left unlocked and with a key fob inside at a Maxwell Avenue residence.