A 13-year-old boy drove a stolen SUV from Foxborough to Roxbury before crashing into a car and attempting to escape on foot, according to authorities.
State troopers spotted a 2011 Chevy Tahoe that was reported stolen on I-93 northbound at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night, according to Massachusetts State Police. When a trooper attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver instead exited the highway at exit 16. Police stopped pursuing the vehicle at that point because it had entered a densely populated area, say police.
The driver made it to Roxbury before crashing into another car, according to police. The driver of the struck car did not immediately report any injuries.
“The driver attempted to escape on foot,” State police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement.
With State, Boston and Transit police now in pursuit, officers released a K-9 to find the suspect. He was captured after the police dog tracked him down in an industrial area on Reading Street.
The teen, who lives at a Department of Youth Services facility in Walpole, was booked at the state police barracks in South Boston.
The suspect was arraigned Thursday in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of receiving a stolen motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage, trespassing, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, and three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
The assault with a deadly weapon charge is due to the teen driving the SUV toward three Boston police officers, who were forced to jumped out of the way, according to the DA’s office. The officers were not struck.
The teen was ordered held on $100,000 bail.