Suspected Juvenile Car Thieves Slide Vehicle Into Police Station
Jan 21, 2019, 10:07 AM | Updated: 12:35 pm
MILLCREEK, Utah – Monday’s winter weather made for treacherous driving conditions.
It was those driving conditions that caused a group of suspected car thieves — a 13-year-old and two 14-year-olds — to slide directly into Unified Police Department’s Millcreek precinct near 3900 South and Highland Drive.
Authorities said the crash was a combination of bad weather and teens not knowing how to drive.
The teens exited the car and fled on foot, according to UPD. Police said the tracks in the snow helped them track the juveniles’ location.
Three teens were taken into custody.
Not only did a police officer in the parking lot witness the crash, but a gas station attendant also saw the whole incident.
“I just saw a car turning, and it was making a right hand turn,” said Christina Wright, who was working her shift at the nearby Holiday convenience store. “It started fish tailing, and they went right into the police station. Then a whole bunch of kids got out and started booking it back up towards Highland Drive.”
Police said the car belongs to an adult one of the teenagers lives with. There were no injuries reported.