13-year-old held on bail following car chase in Roxbury

A 13-year-old suspect has been held on $100,000 bail after allegedly stealing a car and leading police on a chase through Roxbury Wednesday night. 

Police said the teen stole a white Chevy Tahoe from a Foxborough YMCA parking lot and drove at a high speed on I-93 to get away from them. He then allegedly drove into Boston and through Roxbury.

An initial investigation by Foxborough Police showed a gym locker was broken into and a set of car keys were taken from that locker. The owner of the car was able to track it down with an application on his smartphone, which was located inside the car. This information was used to help police officers find the car. 

The suspect allegedly ran away from the car after crashing into another SUV at the intersection Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue.

The suspect hid behind a building before police tracked him down and arrested him.

The driver of the car he crashed into was not injured.

Officials said the teen is alleged to have driven the car toward three Boston Police officers. Those officers were able to jump out of the vehicle’s way and were not struck. 

The suspect stayed overnight Wednesday at the state police barracks in South Boston.

Foxborough Police said the teen is a resident of a private facility affiliated with the Home for Little Wanderers who visited the YMCA with other youths and staff from that facility.

He faces charges for receiving a stolen motor vehicle and failure to stop for police.

He will return to court on April 14. 

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