Mesa PD: Teen arrested after stealing squad car

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by Andrew Michalscheck

azfamily.com

Posted on September 1, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 2 at 2:33 PM

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MESA, Ariz. -- A teen was arrested early Sunday morning after he allegedly stole a police car in Mesa.

Mesa police said they were responding to a disturbance call in the area of Second Street and Mesa Drive at around 1 a.m. when the teenager jumped into the car and drove off.

According to police, the vehicle had a loaded assault rifle in the trunk at the time.

Officers chased the teen, but lost him a short time later.

They were eventually able to locate the vehicle with the help of a GPS device, but the teen wasn’t inside the car.

Police Sgt. Tony Landato says a 15-year-old boy found hiding in nearby bushes was arrested on charges that include theft of a vehicle.

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