Five Teens Arrested For Stealing Cars, Police Chase Above 100 MPH
Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office have apprehended five teens after they allegedly stole cars and took law enforcement on a high-speed chase. Authorities say that at times, the chase reached speeds above 100 miles per hour.
KHOU reported on its website that on the night of Wednesday, October 2nd at approximately 10:30 p.m. in northeast Harris County within the 5000 block Aldine Mail Route Road when Harris County Sheriff’s deputies received a 911 call from a resident within a group of apartments reporting that a group of kids messing with cars in the complex’s parking lot.
Deputies did not see any sign of the group of kids that had been reported by the 911 caller, so the deputies parked near the entrance of the apartment complex. A short time later, two vehicles that matched the description given to law enforcement dispatchers were seen exiting the complex.
When deputies attempted to pull over the vehicles, the drivers refused to pull over, to elude law enforcement and initiated the chase.
The group of kids, who ranged in age from 16 years old to as young as 13 years old, were divided between the two vehicles. The driver of one vehicle headed eastbound on Aldine Mail Route while the second vehicle headed in a westbound direction with law enforcement in pursuit.
According to authorities, both chases reached speeds higher than 100 miles per hour. Both pursuits ended when the vehicles crashed. Deputies found guns in both vehicles, one of which had been reported stolen in an armed carjacking just a few days earlier. The second vehicle in the chase was also allegedly stolen in another armed carjacking that happened a short time before the high-speed pursuit.
Harris County Sheriff’s deputies took all of the teens into custody. All are potentially facing multiple felony charges.
No injuries to the teens or anyone else was reported.
Authorities have not released any further information about the case.