13-Year-Old Boy Arrested Following Bakersfield Police Pursuit

13-Year-Old Boy Arrested Following Bakersfield Police Pursuit

The Bakersfield Police Department has taken a juvenile into custody after he was found driving a stolen vehicle in south Bakersfield.

The full release can be seen below:

On May 12th, at 1:37 AM, officers with the Bakersfield Police Department attempted to conduct a vehicle code enforcement stop on an unlicensed plated White GMC Yukon in the 1600 block of South Chester Avenue. The driver of the White GMC Yukon failed to yield to officers and led them on a vehicle pursuit. During the pursuit the driver failed to stop at traffic control devices and drove in the opposite lanes of travel on Casa Loma Drive at Madison Street.

The driver and sole occupant, later identified as a 13-year-old male juvenile, abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot after colliding with a ditch in fields south of the 1500 block of Watts Drive.

The juvenile was located and arrested with no incident. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injury sustained during the vehicle collision. He was placed under arrest for Felony  Evading, charges associated with the vehicle pursuit, and possession of a stolen vehicle, as it was determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.