Minors near Seward arrested for alleged car theft

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - One Anchorage minor and a passenger was arrested early Monday morning for charges related to their alleged car theft, as well as leading troopers on a pursuit.

    On Monday morning at 1:47, the Seward Police Department contacted AST advising a white Hyundai was called in as a REDDI, or Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately.

    A traffic stop was attempted by the Seward Police Department after the vehicle was observed driving recklessly and traveling at excessive speeds. The vehicle failed to yield, and the vehicle pursuit was discontinued by Seward Police Department.

    The Soldotna AST K-9 Team located the vehicle near Mile 52 of the Sterling Highway and a traffic stop was attempted and the vehicle failed to yield. Investigation revealed the vehicle was stolen out of Anchorage.

    The vehicle crashed through a snow berm and rolled several times near Mile 56 Seward Highway. The driver was identified as a 16 year-old juvenile from Anchorage who currently has a warrant for his arrest. The front passenger was identified as a 17 year-old juvenile. The three other individuals in the vehicle sustained minor injuries.

    The driver was arrested and transported to Kenai Pretrial Youth Facility and remanded on charges of Vehicle Theft, Eluding 1st x2, Reckless Driving x2, Assault 3x3, and the outstanding Warrant Arrest.

    The passenger was arrested and transported to Kenai Pretrial Youth Facility and remanded on charges of Criminal Mischief 5th degree, Joyriding.

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