FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) – Two 14-year-olds and a 15-year-old face a slew of charges after being arrested Wednesday in Freeport.
Freeport police just after 10 p.m. located a vehicle reported stolen out of Rockford in the area of W. Beach Street and N. Waddell Avenue in Freeport.
The vehicle then took off from officers, but not before hitting a concrete barrier at the Circle K gas station at W. Galena and West avenues and racing down north on IL Route 26.
The 14-year-old driver eventually crashed into an embankment, where he and a passenger tried to escape, leading police on a foot chase.
Police caught up to the teens and took them into custody. A third male teen who stayed in the vehicle was also taken into custody.
One 14-year-old male was arrested on an outstanding juvenile warrant out of Winnebago County, and a 15-year-old male was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, no FOID card and resisting a peace officer.
Copyright 2022 WIFR. All rights reserved.