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Pursuit ends with arrest of juvenile car thieves

Caddo Sheriff’s patrol deputies arrested two juveniles overnight for stealing a vehicle in north Shreveport, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

At approximately 1:45 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from the 5000 block of Town North Drive where the owner of a 2012 GMC Sierra reported his vehicle had just been stolen. Deputies spotted the vehicle on LA Hwy. 538 and initiated a pursuit which ended when the driver of the stolen vehicle pulled into the Royal Inn motel on North Market Street. The driver, age 15, ran to a room at the motel and his passenger, age 14, stayed in the vehicle. Both were taken into custody by Cpl. Keith Morgan and Senior Deputy Matthew Frizzell.

Sheriff’s Det. Vincent Jackson said the suspects were part of a group that had been entering unlocked vehicles to steal items from inside. The vehicle was left unlocked and the suspects located a spare key inside.

The 15-year-old boy was arrested for Aggravated Flight, Simple Burglary of Vehicle, and Theft of a Motor Vehicle. The 14-year-old was arrested for Simple Burglary of a Vehicle. Both were booked into the Caddo Juvenile Detention Facility.

The case remains under investigation.

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