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Arrests made after police chase

YSC runaways steal vehicles, lead law enforcement on pursuit

Three juvenile runaways were arrested after stealing two cars from the Iowa Central Community College campus over the weekend, leading law enforcement on a pursuit after the second theft.

Two 14-year-olds, three 15-year-olds, and one 16-year-old, all female, had run away from the shelter. Officers were not immediately able to locate them.

Shortly after responding to the call, officers were dispatched to an Iowa Central Community College parking lot for a report of a stolen vehicle. It was determined the six runaways had stolen a 2013 Ford sedan and fled. Five of the juveniles were located Saturday evening in Benton County with the stolen vehicle and the sixth was located shortly after. The teens were returned to Youth Shelter Care.

Officers were once again dispatched to Youth Shelter Care around 6:40 p.m. on Sunday The shelter reported three runaways and it was determined the three were part of the group of six runaways from the previous day.

Later that evening, Humboldt Police were in a pursuit heading south on U.S. Highway 169 toward Fort Dodge. A Webster County sheriff’s deputy deployed stop sticks at the intersection of Highway 169 and Iowa Highway 7. The vehicle continued south on Highway 169 until it became disabled from the stop sticks near Avenue G.

The occupants of the vehicle were the three runaways and the vehicle they were operating had been stolen from a Iowa Central Community College parking lot earlier Sunday evening.

The three juveniles were transported to Central Iowa Juvenile Detention in Eldora.

The Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Office, Humboldt Police Department, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office were involved in these incidents.

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