Two 16-year-old Columbus boys were arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle and fleeing from police in Westerville.
According to reports, Westerville police received notification on the morning of Nov. 8 from Columbus that a vehicle had been stolen and was headed toward Westerville.
That morning, officers reportedly saw the vehicle on Otterbein Avenue near the 300 block of South Otterbein Avenue and attempted to make a stop. The vehicle turned onto County Line Road and "accelerated at a high rate of speed," fleeing from the officers, according to reports.
Officers began to lose the vehicle at the speed they were traveling and were told to terminate the pursuit.
Other officers discovered the vehicle moments later, and the driver still refused to stop as the car traveled through oncoming traffic at "a very high rate of speed," reports stated. The vehicle reportedly drove through red lights and weaved in and out of traffic. Officers used "stop sticks" to try and disable the vehicle but were unsuccessful.
Eventually, the vehicle crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of Central College and Sunbury roads, according to reports.
The two teens reportedly drove from the scene and fled the vehicle on foot, but they eventually were discovered with the help of Blendon Township police, reports stated.
Police found suspected marijuana in the possession of the juveniles. They were charged with possession of a controlled substance, fleeing and receiving stolen property and were transported to the Westerville Division of Police for booking, according to reports.
In other recent Westerville police reports:
* A Westerville man reported he paid more than $4,000 to a contractor who never completed any work.
According to reports, the man told police he paid half of a bill for $8,650 in August, but the contractor never "started or completed" any work on his property.
* A Westerville resident reported someone shot a hole in his vehicle's rear window between midnight and 6 a.m. Nov. 10.
The person shot a pellet or something similar through the window, creating a small hole, while the vehicle sat in the 700 block of Tree Bend Drive.
* A resident in the 1000 block of Harbor View Drive reported seeing someone driving through the neighborhood hitting mailboxes on the morning of Nov. 4.