Lubbock Police Investigating Crash Involving Stolen Vehicle
The Lubbock Police Department issued a press release regarding an ongoing investigation of an early morning crash that occurred on Tuesday, May 12th, shortly before 4:30 a.m.
The incident began with officers responding to a call regarding a suspicious vehicle near 106th Street and Memphis Avenue, according to the department.
LPD reports that after officers were able to confirm that the vehicle was stolen, an attempt was made to stop the vehicle.
According to the department, the driver of the vehicle did not stop and began to evade police, prompting a short pursuit which ended when the driver of the stolen vehicle drove into a muddy field, rolling the vehicle.
The juvenile occupants in the vehicle had minor to moderate injuries. Two of the five occupants were medically cleared after being taken to University Medical Center.
The department said that all five juveniles were arrested on various charges, including engaging in organized crime, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and evading arrest or detention by vehicle, in addition to the same on foot.
The Lubbock Police Department said that the arrested juveniles are two 15 year olds, two 16 year olds, and a 13 year old.