4 St. Paul youngsters have been taken into custody Friday night time after police discovered them inside a stolen automobile in Cottage Grove.
The 4 male suspects, ages 13, 14, 15 and 16, have been arrested on housebreaking and eluding police costs, in keeping with a information launch from the Cottage Grove Police Division. As of Friday night time, two suspects have been being held within the Washington County Jail and two have been being held on the Lino Lakes Juvenile Detention Middle.
After being present in a stolen automobile on the intersection of Indian Avenue South and Keiths Avenue South at 7:40 p.m., they fled north earlier than crashing the automobile at Jamaica Avenue South and Navy Highway, in keeping with a information launch. Police despatched out an alert to residents north of Navy Highway and south east of Jamaica Avenue notifying them of the state of affairs.
After fleeing the scene on foot, the 2 suspects have been quickly situated with the assistance of a State Patrol helicopter and the Cottage Grove K9 unit, and the opposite two have been discovered at 9 p.m. hiding in a conveyable rest room, police stated.
Police are investigating further automobile thefts which will have been dedicated by the 4 suspects, in keeping with a press launch.