14-Year-Old Boy in Stolen Car Led Police on Chase: Police

A 14-year-old boy driving a stolen car led police on a chase in Manchester on Monday and crashed into another vehicle, police said.

Police received a report around 3 p.m. on Monday that someone was driving a gray Hyundai Genesis erratically near Washington School and Cooper Street and learned when they ran the license plate that the car has been stolen out of West Hartford.

Soon after receiving the complaint about the driver, a police sergeant saw the car on Park Street and tried to stop the driver, but the teen sped up and fled, police said.

The chase started on Chestnut Street, then continued on Center Street and several side streets before the driver headed west on Spencer Street and hit another vehicle on the highway overpass approaching the East Hartford town line, polices said.

No one was hurt during the crash and three people who had been in the stolen vehicle fled from the scene, police said.

Police caught all three soon after. K9 Officer Eastwood and his partner K9 Camo found one of the suspects hiding in some brush along Interstate-384.

The 14-year-old driver was charged with risk of injury to a minor, first-degree larceny, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, engaging an officer in pursuit, operating a motor vehicle without a license and interfering with police.

A 15-year-old passenger was charged with interfering with police after fleeing from the vehicle after it crashed.

Tyron Barnes, 19, of Manchester, was a passenger in the vehicle and was charged with interfering with police. He was held on a $15,000 surety bond, police said.

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