Eight teenagers between the ages of 12 and 16 were taken into custody by the Pickerington Police Department after being chased by a stolen car.
Pickerington, Ohio – Eight teenagers between the ages of 12 and 16 were taken into custody by the Pickerington Police Department after a chase in a stolen car on Sunday.
A Pickerington police officer spotted a suspicious car in the Best Western parking lot when two people crashed into the back of the car and closed the hatch. The car then fled the parking lot on Tussing Road and tried to cross State Route 256, police said.
Then the car ran a red light and crashed into another car.
The suspects continued on their way east, but stopped at SR-204 on Yarmouth Road. Additional officers arrived there and took eight suspects into custody, police said.
According to police, the suspects are between 12 and 16 years old and they are all Franklin County residents.
The investigation revealed that these suspects were involved in three different incidents involving car thefts in Columbus and Delaware on Sunday night. Numerous credit cards were also found, police said.
The car involved in the incident and another stolen car were found by police in Pickerington.
One victim of the stolen car was from Canada and had identity documents that were stolen, which did not allow that person to return home. The documents were found in one of the stolen cars, police said.
Several suspects were taken to hospital for examination. Only minor injuries were reported.
The juvenile court is awaiting charges against the eight suspects, police said.