16-year-old leads police on chase in stolen vehicle

Mobile Police said a 16-year-old male stole a Kia Rio, led police on a chase, struck a fence and took out a street si...

Posted: Jun 3, 2018 10:39 AM
Updated: Jun 3, 2018 10:39 AM

Mobile Police said a 16-year-old male stole a Kia Rio, led police on a chase, struck a fence and took out a street sign before coming to a stop in the 2100 block of Gimon Circle North.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31 on Dauphin Island Parkway. According to the car's owner, he left the vehicle running because of the heat when he went into Hart's Fired Chicken to pick up his order. He said in a matter of minutes the vehicle was gone.

"As I was in the store someone said... Somebody is in your car... And I said not my car. I went out there and he raised his hands and took off in my car," said Carlos Small.

A call to 911 had MPD on the car almost immediately with the chase ending less than a mile away. The suspect knocking out the street sign as he left the roadway, then hitting a cement culvert -- damaging the car underneath before crashing and deploying the airbags after crashing into the fence of a nearby home.

"I mean in a minute they was on him... He went around in a circle and two police were already around that way... And that's when he got in the high-speed chase," said Small.

The teen was arrested and checked out by paramedics before being taken to Strickland Youth Center. He's being charged with theft of property 1st, reckless endangerment, attempting to elude police and criminal trespassing 1st.

No matter what the circumstances, Mobile Police will tell you never leave the keys in the car, much less running.

Surveying the damage, it's a tough and expensive lesson to learn for Small.

"It looks totaled. But I just thank the Lord nobody got killed. Material things can be replaced," said Small.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 48626

Reported Deaths: 2717
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion11723689
Lake5212244
Elkhart332051
Allen2815132
St. Joseph198168
Cass16399
Hamilton1596101
Hendricks1414100
Johnson1288117
Porter73637
Tippecanoe7279
Madison66364
Clark66044
Bartholomew58944
Howard58057
LaPorte57926
Vanderburgh5706
Kosciusko5564
Marshall4926
Noble48428
Jackson4723
LaGrange4719
Delaware45050
Boone44943
Hancock44935
Shelby43025
Floyd38244
Morgan32931
Monroe30128
Montgomery29720
Grant29526
Clinton2892
Dubois2836
Henry28016
White26510
Decatur25532
Lawrence24625
Vigo2368
Dearborn23323
Warrick22129
Harrison21622
Greene19032
Miami1842
Jennings17612
Putnam1708
DeKalb1634
Scott1628
Daviess14717
Wayne1426
Orange13523
Perry1359
Steuben1302
Franklin1268
Ripley1227
Jasper1212
Wabash1132
Carroll1102
Fayette1017
Newton9910
Whitley965
Starke933
Gibson872
Randolph804
Huntington782
Wells751
Jefferson722
Fulton711
Jay680
Washington671
Pulaski661
Knox640
Clay604
Rush583
Adams501
Owen491
Benton480
Sullivan451
Posey440
Spencer411
Blackford392
Brown391
Crawford320
Fountain322
Tipton311
Switzerland270
Martin230
Parke230
Ohio170
Vermillion140
Warren141
Union130
Pike110
Unassigned0193

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 58904

Reported Deaths: 2970
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Franklin10587431
Cuyahoga8048379
Hamilton6158204
Lucas2788303
Marion273439
Pickaway220141
Summit2175207
Montgomery213431
Mahoning1849238
Butler163747
Columbiana130660
Stark1133113
Lorain105167
Trumbull97473
Warren88124
Clark7729
Delaware58815
Fairfield58516
Tuscarawas56810
Belmont55422
Medina53632
Lake50819
Licking49612
Miami47231
Portage44959
Ashtabula43644
Wood43651
Clermont4226
Geauga40843
Wayne36352
Richland3475
Allen32341
Mercer2879
Greene2769
Darke25326
Erie24622
Holmes2393
Huron2232
Madison1999
Ottawa15024
Sandusky13714
Crawford1365
Washington13520
Ross1303
Putnam12915
Coshocton1272
Hardin12312
Morrow1171
Auglaize1074
Jefferson912
Monroe8917
Union891
Muskingum861
Hancock791
Hocking788
Preble781
Guernsey743
Lawrence720
Williams722
Shelby694
Clinton680
Logan641
Athens631
Fulton620
Ashland601
Carroll593
Wyandot595
Brown581
Knox521
Defiance513
Fayette460
Highland451
Scioto450
Champaign411
Van Wert380
Perry351
Seneca342
Henry300
Paulding260
Adams241
Jackson240
Pike240
Vinton222
Gallia181
Harrison121
Meigs120
Morgan110
Noble110
Unassigned00
Fort Wayne
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 72°
Angola
68° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 68°
Huntington
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 70°
Decatur
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 70°
Van Wert
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 70°
Hot Wednesday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events