12-Year-Old Boy Crashes Stolen Car

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014  |  Updated 11:48 AM EDT
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The boy fled the scene of the crash.

The boy fled the scene of the crash.

Police said they arrested a 12-year-old boy on Wedneday for stealing a car and cited him for leaving the scene of a crash.

Investigators said they found a boy in the area of N.W. 9th Avenue and 3rd Street fitting the description of a hit and run driver who at 4:30 p.m. crashed a red Pontiac Grand Am into a motor scooter and fled on foot.

Police detained the boy and arrested him for grand theft auto and leaving the scene of a crash. According to the arrest affidavit, the boy said he used a knife to start the stolen vehicle.

The Grand Am owner who filed the stolen vehicle report indicated that the ignition had been popped out and damaged, according to the affidavit.

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