Teen crashes stolen car into Grand Rapids police cruiser, officials say

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A teenager was arrested Saturday, July 2 right after officials say he crashed a stolen motor vehicle into a Grand Rapids police cruiser.

About 7:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of a stolen car or truck in a parking good deal on Sherman St. SE around Dolbee Ave. SE.

The moment arriving, officers observed two stolen Kia automobiles, according to a information launch from Grand Rapids Law enforcement.

Drivers of the two cars sped absent in opposite directions on Sherman St. SE.

A Kia heading east “at a superior level of speed” then crashed into a Grand Rapids Law enforcement cruiser head-on, officers explained. The officer tried out to stay clear of the collision, but both cars sustained disabling destruction.

Just after the crash, 3 individuals in the motor vehicle ran absent.

Law enforcement caught the driver, a 16-12 months-outdated male, on Logan St. SE. He was arrested and lodged in juvenile detention with fees pending.

The officer concerned in the crash was handled and launched from a local medical center.

This incident follows a modern uptick of stolen Kia and Hyundai vehicles in West Michigan and across the United States because of to an exploit that reportedly would make them less complicated to steal. An 11-yr-aged boy was arrested in Grand Rapids this week for allegedly making an attempt to carjack a Kia Sorento.

If any person has information about Saturday’s incident, they can get in touch with Grand Rapids Law enforcement at 616-456-4513 or 616-456-3938.

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