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Teen fugitive pair arrested south of La Pine after crash, chase

OSP says stolen car's driver crashed twice into rear of another car

La PINE, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Two juveniles who ran away from a Woodburn residential program were arrested by pursuing law enforcement south of La Pine Friday after one allegedly twice crashed a stolen car into the back of another car, Oregon State Police said.

The crashes were observed around 10:30 a.m. on state Highway 31 near U.S. Highway 97, troopers said. The teens' car then sped south on Highway 31, they said.

The Honda Accord, found to be stolen, crashed along a railroad right of way and the pair ran from the scene, OSP said.

Deschutes County sheriff's deputies and K-9 Brolo, with partner Deputy Keith Slater, responded to help OSP track down the teens.

The pair ran for about three miles before they were found and arrested, reportedly held at gunpoint, around 11:30 a.m.

Troopers said the teens gave false names but were found to be missing, with outstanding arrest warrants for assault on a public safety officer, assault and escape from an independent, non-secure residential facility overseen by the Oregon Youth Authority and located near the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn.

The two teens, one identified as a 16-year-old boy from Klamath Falls, were lodged at the Deschutes County Juvenile Detention Center and their parents were notified, OSP said.

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Barney Lerten

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1 Comment

  1. Come on…. they’re just kids. They should ask hummer for forgiveness. He should just let them out. They didn’t mean it and on a few years they’ll be rehabbed anyway… just costs money to keep them. I’m sure they weren’t going back to their old ways. Probably headed to church before they were so rudely interrupted

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