16-year-old steals vehicle, leads police on chase in Ottawa County

A 16-year-old Muskegon teenage, in addition to two other juveniles, were caught by police Sunday after a chase in a stolen vehicle ended in a crash, according to Ottawa County Sheriff's Office.

A 16-year-old Muskegon teenage, in addition to two other juveniles, were caught by police Sunday after a chase in a stolen vehicle ended in a crash, according to Ottawa County Sheriff's Office.

Officials say the incident began around 8 a.m. on Feb. 11 after dispatchers received notification via OnStar that a stolen GMC Denali was headed westbound on Interstate 96 near 88th Avenue. A deputy in the area responded within one minute and began trailing the Denali. Nearly 10 miles later, the Denali drove off the roadways on I-96 between 112th Avenue and 68th Avenue and became stuck in a snowbank. That's when the 16-year-old fled on foot and was pursued by Michigan State Police troopers and a K-9 unit.

The teen was apprehended near the 8200 block of Cleveland Street in Polkton Township and is now facing charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing and eluding police and resisting and obstructing an officer. The 16-year-old is currently being lodged at the Ottawa County Youth Home; the two other juveniles were turned over to their parents.

The vehicle was returned to its owner, an elderly Muskegon woman.



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