Wichita police arrest 3 teens after stolen car pursuit

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police have arrested three teenagers after a pursuit involving a stolen car. 

The 16-year-old driver was booked into juvenile detention for auto theft and flee and elude. Officer Charley Davidson said a 13-year-old boy was arrested for auto theft, non-residential burglary, theft and aggravated residential burglary, and a second 13-year-old boy was arrested for aggravated residential burglary, theft, auto theft and non-residential burglary.

At around 3 p.m. Monday, an officer spotted a blue Honda Accord heading south on I-135 near Kellogg. The car was reported stolen from a home in the area of MacArthur and Meridian on Sunday.

The officer attempted to stop the car, but the driver fled until she hit a utility pole at I-135 and Pawnee. Davidson said the driver and six other teens, ages 13 to 16, ran from the car. 

Police were able to locate all of the teens in the surrounding neighborhood. Four of them were released into the custody of their parents. 

Davidson said the 13-year-old boys who were arrested were active runaways.

The auto theft and aggravated residential burglary charges stem from the case on MacArthur, and the non-residential burglary charges are in connection to a case at the Subway near Pawnee and Water on October 20.

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