Two Massachusetts teenagers are facing charges after police say they stole vehicles from a car dealership and crashed them while fleeing from officers on Monday.
Whitman police say the male teens, 15 and 16, both of Whitman, have been charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicles, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop for police, among other charges.
Police say around 3:15 Monday morning an officer spotted a white 2011 Dodge Charger and a black 2011 BMW SE driving down Washington Street without license plates. Both vehicles were damaged and had dealership stickers on the windshields.
As the officer tried to stop them, the two vehicles sped off in the opposite direction.
The officer chased the Dodge Charger through East Bridgewater and into West Bridgewater, where the driver, the 15-year-old, crashed into a hydrant. He also allegedly hit another hydrant and multiple fences during the chase.
The driver then fled on foot into a backyard and was later caught by police. Inside the Charger, police found several sets of keys from a car dealership.
During that time, police also responded to a report of a damaged truck on Temple Street, which they believe was hit by one of the stolen vehicles.
During that investigation, an officer was flagged down by a teen, later identified as the 16-year-old suspect, who wanted a ride because he was cold.
The officer said he would give a ride, but only if the teen did not have any weapons. During the search, the officer found a knife and three sets of keys, including the keys to the stolen BMW, which was found near a fast food restaurant in Whitman.
Police determined the vehicles and keys were stolen from Avon Auto Brokers in Brockton. According to police, there may be a third suspect involved.
The two teens are set to appear in Brockton Juvenile Court. It’s not clear if they have attorneys.