Police arrest 10-year-old boy following pursuit of stolen vehicle

A 10-year-old boy was arrested but released without charges following a police pursuit of a stolen vehicle in Peterborough.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, a delivery driver reported their minivan had been stolen from the area of Water Street and Charlotte Street around 7:30 p.m. Friday (Dec. 10).

“Officers arrived, canvassed and searched the area but there was no sign of the vehicle,” reads a media release.

Police spotted the vehicle in the area of Lansdowne Street and Brealey Drive around midnight and activated their emergency lights, according to the release. The vehicle reportedly failed to stop, driving at high speeds and weaving through traffic.

“A short pursuit was called off for public safety,” reads a media release.

“Shortly after, officers received a call that the vehicle had stopped in the area of Edwards Street and Lansdowne Street. Upon arrival, they learned that vehicle had crashed into a stonewall and that the driver was a 10-year-old boy.”

The boy was taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre for medical treatment but did not suffer any major injuries. Charges were not laid due to his age, police noted.

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