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Teens Arrested in Connection With Stolen Car Chase in Miami Beach

A 15-year-old driver led police on a chase in Miami Beach Sunday that involved several suspects

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Two teens were arrested in connection with a stolen car chase through Miami Beach over the weekend, officials said.

Miami Beach Police officials said officers were conducting traffic enforcement at the intersection of South Point Drive and Alton Road around 2:30 p.m. Sunday when a black Cadillac ran a stop sign and refused to stop.

Officers began to follow the Cadillac, which collided with another officer's motorcycle on 2nd Street and Ocean Drive.

The suspect fled from that scene and made it to the 400 block of Washington Avenue, where three females got out of the car and fled.

The vehicle kept going and was spotted by police at 11th Street and Jefferson Avenue, where the car almost hit another motor officer, officials said.

The driver got onto a sidewalk and made it into Lumus Park, where he managed to miss hitting the pedestrians who were out walking, officials said.

Surveillance footage from the park showed the car speeding over grassy areas with police close behind, as it narrowly missed pedestrians.

A driver led police on a chase in Miami Beach Sunday that involved several suspects and led to one arrest.

"He hops a sidewalk and that's when the driver goes into Lummus Park. A big grass field, tons of folks out enjoying a beautiful afternoon, thankfully misses everybody who's walking," Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said.

After making it to the 1600 block of Washington Avenue, the car stopped and a 15-year-old boy ran out. He was taken into custody.

Police said that the car had been stolen, as well as the license plate, and a loaded firearm with an extended 24-round magazine was found in the driver's seat.

Officers also said two other males were in the car at some point during the pursuit and are being sought. Isariel Delestre, 18, surrendered to police Monday night. Delestre may have been the original driver of the stolen Cadillac. He was wanted for battery on a law enforcement officer and false imprisonment, police said.

The second wanted suspect is a juvenile, police said.

No police officers were injured, and 15-year-old taken into custody had minor injuries.

The 15-year-old is facing charges including aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding, grand theft and carrying a concealed firearm.

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