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Juvenile arrested after stealing car with child inside

Juvenile arrested after stealing car with child inside

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City Police say an app-based food delivery driver called the police after discovering her vehicle had been stolen with her young child inside while making a delivery.

The incident happened Saturday morning on 7th Street.

Police spotted the suspected stolen car while en-route to the call traveling westbound at a high rate of speed along Anamosa Street. The suspect then reportedly struck another car while traveling through the intersection of Anamosa Street and Haines Avenue. The car continued through the intersection and turned north onto Atlas Street before at 1325 Atlas Street.

The juvenile driver allegedly fled on foot into the building. Police pursued him on foot and watched him reportedly jump from a third-story window. In checking the surrounding area, the juvenile was located and stopped in the area of 1207 N. 7th Street.

Police reported a strong smell of alcohol coming from the juvenile. He was detained and entered into the appropriate channels of the juvenile justice system.

The young child, who had been in the passenger seat of the car, sustained only minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for assessment.

The case is being transferred to the Pennington County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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