MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two children have been taken into custody after they allegedly raced and crashed a stolen car in St. Paul.
According to the St. Paul Police Department, officers received a report of a car crash at Ivy Avenue and Flandrau Street in the Prosperity Heights neighborhood at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. As they made their way to the intersection, the officers learned that up to six juveniles had run away from the scene.READ MORE: Report: Minn. Lost 4K In-Home Day Care Spots In 2020, Mostly Impacting Rural Communities
When they arrived, the found a crashed 2016 Toyota RAV4, which had been stolen in St. Paul.
A witness said she saw two cars going east on Ivy Avenue at a high rate of speed. Neither of them stopped at the sign, and the car went off the road just west of Flandrau Street. It struck a retaining wall and a tree and then continued, but then hit another tree.READ MORE: Neera Tanden Removes Herself From Consideration As Budget Chief (CBS News)
The other car, which was described as dark-colored hatchback, stopped for a moment and then drove away.
The witness said a group of kids emerged from the RAV4 and ran away. Police found two of them – after the witness gave a description – at a bus stop at Ivy Avenue and White Bear Avenue. When the officers approached the children, one of them, a 12-year-old, dropped a BB gun which police say was a replica of a .40 caliber handgun.MORE NEWS: 'We've Suffered A Lot, We've Learned A Lot': Minnesota Approaches A Year Of COVID
The 12-year-old was booked for auto theft and possession of a BB gun in public. The other child, an 11 year old, was taken to Regions Hospital for minor injuries from the crash, and then was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center for stealing an automobile.
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