LPD: 12-year-old crashes stolen truck into police cruiser after reports of car break-ins
Two pre-teens were taken into custody after residents in the area reported car break-ins and vandalism at an apartment complex, which led to an accident involving a police cruiser.
A 12-year-old and a 14-year-old were taken into custody after Lincoln police received multiple reports of car break-ins and a vandalism early Wednesday morning at the Folsom Ridge Apartments, which led to a car accident involving a police cruiser.
Residents in the area reported a group of people kicking garage doors and vandalizing a sign on the apartment property around six on Wednesday morning.
When police arrived in the area, officers observed a group of kids running from the area, as well as a black Toyota Tundra parked in front of a garage on the apartment property.
Police say they then saw the Tundra driving at a ‘very fast rate of speed’ through the parking lot before it hit the front of a police cruiser and then left the scene.
The Tundra then hit a tree near SW 8th and Darren Avenue, and the driver ran away on foot and resisted arrest from officers.
Police eventually found the 12-year-old in the area hiding, and placed him in custody after identifying him as the driver of the truck, which had been stolen from southwest 11th and west ‘A’ streets.
The 12-year-old was arrested on multiple charges, referred, and turned over to CEDARS.
Police also say a 14-year-old boy was also taken into custody, referred, and turned over to parents for the vandalism of the sign at the Folsom apartment complex.