ST. PAUL — St. Paul police on Friday, June 4, apprehended six children ages 11 to 15 who were driving around in a stolen car with a BB gun.
Around 5:45 p.m., officers spotted a Toyota Camry that had previously been reported stolen in St. Paul.
The officers followed the vehicle from southbound Interstate 35E and Maryland Avenue to University Avenue. The car turned west on University, and the officers activated their lights, attempting to pull the car over at Jackson Street.
The driver, a 15-year-old girl, drove away from police going about 40 mph. She avoided a tire-deflation device put in the road by another officer.
She then accelerated and crashed into another vehicle near Kent Street and Edmund Avenue. All six children — three 11-year-olds, two 13-year-olds and a 15-year-old — ran from the vehicle and were quickly caught by police.
The lone passenger in the vehicle that was struck was uninjured, police said.
After being checked by medics, the 15-year-old driver was booked at the Juvenile Detention Center for motor vehicle theft and fleeing police. A 13-year-old male passenger was booked for possession of a BB gun. The other four juveniles were identified and transported to responsible adults.