Police say teens stole vehicle with stolen gun in it
A 17-year-old boy was arrested Thursday after he and three other juveniles led Fountain Hill police on a chase in a stolen vehicle with a stolen gun in it, according to police.
The vehicle was reported stolen from the 1300 block of Jeter Avenue early Thursday morning. Several hours later, police spotted and tried stopping the vehicle in the 1200 block of Delaware Avenue.
The 17-year-old driver sped off into Bethlehem, stopping at Cherokee and Dakotah streets, then running off with the three other juveniles, police said. The four were caught in the 400 block of Pawnee Street.
In the vehicle was a loaded handgun with an altered serial number, believed to have been stolen in a nighttime crime spree in the borough earlier in the week, police said.
The driver was charged with theft, receiving stolen property, fleeing/eluding police and related traffic offenses. He was taken to Lehigh County Jail to await his preliminary arraignment.
The other three juveniles were released with criminal charges pending against them, police said.