Ada teens allegedly take joy ride through town

Out of the town of Ada comes a high-speed chase in which one can just “¦ hear the banjos playing in the background.


It began, according to the Ada Evening News, when someone reportedly stole an older-model Chevy from a business at the 400 block of S. Mississippi Avenue where the owner had parked the vehicle, which was unlocked with the keys under the seat.


Later, city workers were repairing the intersection of S. Constant Avenue and E. 17th Street when an older-model Chevy zoomed by ” and into a house, according to the Evening News.


“They came speeding around the corner and took out a mailbox, then drove into that driveway and hit the house,” one city employee told the newspaper. “The driver could barely see over the steering wheel.”


Well, that’s because the driver was probably 15. Or was it the one who was 13? The story didn’t end there either. The suspects kept on driving.


Later, police chanced upon a vehicle in which the occupants, according to the story, weren’t wearing their seat belts and appeared to be too young to drive. When the officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, somebody in the Chevy romped on the accelerator and the chase was on.


According to the story, the juveniles led the police through a few residential streets before turning up an alley between W. 15th and W. 16th streets, losing control, smashing into a gas meter and a chain-link fence.


The two kids were apprehended by officers, who placed them into custody, according to the story. Police could not search the vehicle until the gas company shut down any supply of gas spewing from the line.


Upon searching the car, officers reportedly found a bag of a “green leafy substance” appearing to be marijuana, the Evening News stated.


Police arrested the diminutive suspects, according to the story, ages 13 and 15, on suspicion of “leaving the scene of an accident, eluding police, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and larceny of a motor vehicle,” the story noted.


They took the juveniles to the city jail.

Gazette staff

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