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Juvenile Arrested, Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Capitol Hill

A 15-year-old male was arrested for possession of a stolen motor vehicle after police were able to track the car to Capitol Hill Sunday night.

Shortly before 5:00 p.m., officers were notified that a stolen vehicle was tracking near the intersection of 15th Avenue South and South Lander Street. While officers were responding, dispatch advised there was a disturbance involving the vehicle, friends of the owner and multiple juvenile suspects.

When officers arrived, they contacted the vehicle owner’s husband who found his wife’s stolen car and confronted the occupants. The husband told officers the driver attempted to flee the scene and crashed into another vehicle. After the crash, the husband fought with a passenger of the stolen vehicle. During the altercation, the driver of the stolen vehicle was able to drive away.

Officers continued to track the stolen vehicle to a parking lot in the 300 block of East Olive Place.

Police identified the driver and caught him as he exited a bus.

The juvenile was arrested for possession of a stolen motor vehicle and transported to the Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center.

**Update: The suspect in this case is 15-years-old. The original report incorrectly stated the suspect was 14-years-old**