BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Four teenage boys are facing felony charges after allegedly leading officers on a chase that ended in a crash in Buffalo.
The Erie County District Attorney's Office announced a 16-year-old boy and three 17-year-old boys from Buffalo were arraigned before Youth Part Judge Kelly Brinkworth on one count of third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and one count of third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
On Monday, Cheektowaga police allegedly observed a vehicle that was reported stolen to the Buffalo Police Department in April being driven in the area of Eggert and Sugar Roads by one of the adolescent offenders. The vehicle was also allegedly used in the commission of a larceny on Walden Avenue.
Cheektowaga police notified Buffalo police when the vehicle was being driven toward city limits. A BPD cruiser approached the vehicle when it was parked on Edison Avenue and the driver allegedly put the truck into reverse, rammed an unmarked Cheektowaga SUV and drove away. The detective was not hurt.
The driver and three passengers were taken into custody after a brief pursuit that ended in a crash on Langfield near Suffolk. Two of the four teens were taken to ECMC with minor injuries.
The four adolescent offenders are scheduled to return on Friday for further proceedings and were released under supervision.