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Teen in custody after police chase allegedly stolen car

By Staff | Jul 10, 2012

MONTGOMERY – A Montgomery area teenager is in custody and will face charges following a high-speed pursuit that occurred as he was driving a stolen car on June 29, borough police confirmed.

The boy, who is 17, was spotted by police driving the stolen vehicle on Broad Street shortly before 9 p.m. He failed to stop after an officer activated his cruiser’s emergency lights and siren.

The pursuit continued out of the borough and into Clinton Township on Saegers Station Road as Muncy police joined in the chase.

During the pursuit, the car driven by the teen and a Muncy police cruiser sideswiped one another, police said.

At one point, the teen abandoned the car because it became disabled after striking railroad ties and landscaping along Riddell Road, which dead-ends at the Susquehanna River.

After jumping out of the car, the boy bolted for about 200 yards until he was apprehended by a Muncy police officer, who pinned the teen up against a fence with his cruiser, police said. Damage to the fence was minor.

No one was injured during the pursuit, police said.

Police confirmed that the teen, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, had stolen a car early that Friday morning from the borough and drove to Huntingdon with a group of friends.

While there, the teen allegedly stole a second car that he drove back to the borough. It was that vehicle that was involved in the pursuit, police said.

No information was released about the others in the group, but police said the investigation is ongoing.

The 17-year-old was turned over to county juvenile probation officers. Tow trucks were needed to remove both the stolen vehicle and the damaged cruiser, police said.