Juvenile Car Theft Suspect In Custody- Officer Injured During Arrest

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imageA 13-year-old car theft suspect is in custody following an incident that sent a Grand Junction Police officer to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

At approximately 9:10 a.m. the parents of the juvenile male called 911 to report their son had stolen their car in the 2400 block of Bunting Ave.  Responding officers spotted the boy driving the car in the neighborhood but he refused to stop for them.

Eventually the boy returned to his parents’ home, parking in front of the house. He began revving the engine at one of the officers who was trying to contact him.  Other officers punctured the tires on the vehicle and a school resource officer began talking with him through the window.  The boy then took off again at a high rate of speed, hitting a police car in the process.  He drove for less than a block before the vehicle stopped.

Additional officers surrounded his car and began telling him to come out. He again refused and hit two more police cars and drove over an officer’s leg while trying to maneuver out of the area. An officer deployed his taser through a window, and officers took the boy into custody.

The officer went to the hospital by ambulance for the injuries to his leg.  The boy also went to the hospital for evaluation.

Charges against the boy are pending the outcome of the continuing investigation.

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