Teen suspect arrested after fleeing from Phoenix police

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX - A call of a suspicious person in a Phoenix neighborhood led to a pursuit, break-in and arrest.

Phoenix police responded to a call from a citizen of a suspicious person in area of 19th Avenue and Diana. When police approached the suspect, he got in a vehicle and started driving toward police before veering away from the officers and speeding away.

The suspect then drove to the area of 17th and Peoria avenues where he bailed out of the vehicle and into someone's backyard.

The male suspect entered someone's home where two young children, their mother and an adult male were inside.

One of the small children alerted the mom to the intruder and she phoned police.

Officers entered the home with a canine and took the 17-year-old suspect into custody without incident.

The suspect faces aggravated assault charges for running into officers at the first location and possible additional charges of burglary for the break-in.

No officers were injured in the situation.

According to Phoenix police the suspect told officers he fled from police because he thought he had a warrant out for his arrest.

No word on if that was the case. Also police don't know if the suspect was participating in any suspicious activity at their 19th Avenue and Diana location.