ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A 14-year-old driver was arrested after a police chase ended in a rollover crash at the corner of Hollenbeck Street and Norton Street, according to the Gates Police Department.
Police were called to Chili Avenue around 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, for reports of a car doing donuts in the middle of the road. Officers saw the car pull into a driveway and attempted to block it in, but investigators say the car drove over a lawn, sideswiping a patrol car in the process.
According to investigators, police chased the car into the City of Rochester, where they lost track of it. Police say the car rolled over on Hollenbeck Street a short time later, after it drove through a wooden fence.
Three people in the car fled on foot. Gates police say the 14-year-old boy driving the vehicle was taken into custody brought to Monroe County Family Court for arraignment. Keyshawn Essig, 22, who police said was also in the car, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of stolen property and obstruction of government administration. He has since been released. The third suspect escaped and it remains unclear if this is a teen or adult.
“I think we’re going to be able to close this one with a third arrest shortly,” Gates Police Chief Robert Long said.
Investigators say the vehicle involved in the chase was a Kia stolen around 3:00 a.m. from the City off of Durgin Street. According to GPD,
The KIA chased in this incident was first reported stolen in the City of Rochester around 3:00 a.m. off of Durgin Street, where a 911 caller also reported observing two male suspects leave another behind a car in the roadway. That second car turned out to be a different stolen KIA, which was still at the victim’s house when Rochester Police got there. With the mounting rise of Kia and Hyundai thefts, police say they are looking to explore all options.
“Some of these cases where we can tie back to lack of guardianship from the parents we will arrest the parents. We will rest the guardians for not providing that proper supervision. And I’m not saying that everyone is in trouble here, I know sometimes you drop your kids off at school and you think they’re in school and they run away and go and commit crimes… that’s not the parent’s fault… but there’s times where we’ve dealt with some of the parents who said they have no control of the kids and they just let them run wild. Those are the parents that we need to hold accountable for their kids actions and we’re going to continue to do that here in the Town of Gates,” says Chief Long.
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