Stolen vehicle crashes into Davenport squad car early Thursday

(Davenport, IA) -- Three teens are in trouble with the law after police say they crashed a stolen car into a Davenport Police cruiser.

The Davenport Police Department says just after 3:15 Thursday morning, they were alerted by Rock Island dispatch of a stolen car crossing the Centennial Bridge into Davenport. Police say the car was spotted, then lost, at 46th and Marquette streets.

Several patrol officers responded to the area to search for the car and since there was fresh snow on the ground, investigators say officers were able to follow the tire tracks. The tire tracks led them to Ripley Street and Colony Drive.

DPD says as a squad car was driving through the intersection, the stolen car, traveling west with no headlights on Colony Drive, ran the stop sign and collided with the squad car. Police say after the crash, three people ran from the car. Two were arrested after a short foot chase. The third person was found hiding under a car near the site of the crash.

The three people arrested are a 17 year old boy, a 17 year old girl and a 15 year old boy. They all are charged with first-degree theft and interference with official acts. The boys were taken to the juvenile detention center while the girl was released to a guardian.

Police say the officer involved in the crash suffered minor injuries. Two of the teens were treated for weather exposure prior to being taken to the juvenile detention center, according to the release.

(Photos by KWQC)

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