Stolen Car Crashes In Melbourne After Suspects Try To Flee and Elude Police, Two Teens Charged
By Space Coast Daily // December 9, 2016
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police have located a stolen vehicle and charged two teens who attempted to flee police in the stolen vehicle Thursday night at around 9 p.m. near Babcock St. and Melbourne Ave.
The teens eventually crashed the vehicle injuring all three people inside.
Two of the suspects charged were identified as a 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old female. The third occupant of the vehicle was identified as a 14-year-old female who was transported to Orlando for treatment of for non-life threatening injuries and was not charged by police.
According to Cmdr. Sean Riordan of the Melbourne Police Department, police attempted a traffic stop on the gold four-door Lincoln Thursday night in the area of Babcock St and University Blvd. after officers believed the vehicle was the car that was stolen last week which resulted in a 80-year-old woman being carjacked and battered.
Officers ran the vehicle’s license plate and found the tag on the vehicle did not belong on the vehicle and was expired.
The vehicle fled from officers who did not pursue but eventually crashed at Babcock St and Melbourne Ave.
“The vehicle is confirmed to be the 2004 Lincoln four door stolen last week. The vehicle had been crudely painted gold in an effort to conceal its true color which was the blue car stolen last week. Unfortunately, as a result of the crash, the vehicle was totaled,” said Cmdr. Riordan.
The 16-year-old male suspect was charged with Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer, Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Injuries, Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Property Damage Reckless Driving, Driving while License Suspended and Attaching Tag not Assigned to Vehicle.
The 17-year-old female suspect was charged with Felony Warrant.
The investigation is ongoing as the original suspects have not been identified. Melbourne Police are still following up on leads and asking the public for more information.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-MPD1 (6731).
As always, callers can provide information to CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477) where a reward may be offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this crime.