Rochester teen charged after stealing car with baby in it, police chase

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IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rochester Police Department has confirmed that a car was stolen by a 17-year-old on East Ridge Road with a three-month-old inside Tuesday. The child is not hurt, but still will be taken to Strong Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure.

In an update Wednesday, the Rochester Police Department reported the teenager was charged with:

  • Assault in the 1st Degree
  • Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree
  • Unlawful Imprisonment in the 1st Degree
  • Two other child-endangerment offenses

RPD found the car running after a tip was called for the vehicle on the 300 block of East Ridge Road. The child was in the backseat when the car was taken.

The stolen car was eventually spotted by Ridge Rd. and Dewey Avenue, after search from multiple agencies.

After police attempted to stop the car, the driver fled, and “failed to navigate a turn at Pattonwood and St. Paul in Irondequoit.”

The child was removed safely and the suspect was taken into custody.

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