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Teens in custody after police helicopter spots stolen SUV

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Two teens are in custody following a stolen vehicle incident in the St. John’s neighbourhood early Sunday morning.

Police spotted a vehicle matching the description of a stolen SUV on the Arlington Street Bridge around 1 a.m. Sunday.

The vehicle was tracked by police from the Air1 helicopter as it continued to drive. When the vehicle came to a stop near Elgin Avenue and Kate Street, the two occupants fled on foot, but were taken into custody by police.

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It was later discovered that one of the suspects lived at the group home the vehicle had been stolen from.

A 17-year-old male was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and failure to comply with a sentence.

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A 16-year-old was arrested on an outstanding warrant and charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

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