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Hamilton teen arrested after stolen SUV crashes into downtown building

Three males were reportedly seen fleeing the vehicle after an SUV collided with a building. Police say the suspects were located inside a school in the area.
Three males were reportedly seen fleeing the vehicle after an SUV collided with a building. Police say the suspects were located inside a school in the area. Google Street View

A Hamilton teen was arrested after police say a stolen white SUV was driven into a building in the area of Bay and Vine streets.

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The incident occurred just before 11 a.m. on Monday.

Three males were reportedly seen fleeing the vehicle after the collision. Police say the individuals were located inside a school in the area.

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“Through investigation, police learned moments before the collision the SUV was traveling in a dangerous manner, at a high rate of speed in the above-stated area,” according to Hamilton Police Service in a release. “The driver lost control of the vehicle which resulted in the collision.”

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A 16-year old male is facing several charges, including “possession of stolen property over $5,000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, breach of probation (x3), disobeying a court order, and failure to report a collision.”

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Regarding the two other individuals involved, police only said: “The youth were addressed through other measures.”

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