Two juveniles stole a car, crashed into a house, then led Ada police on a short high speed chase Friday.

The pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed into a gas meter and fence in an alley between W. 15th and 16th. Ada police apprehended the two youths before they could flee the vehicle, which came to rest on a gas meter. After placing the two in custody, Ada police had to wait for the gas company to shut off the gas supply to the meter before searching the vehicle.

Police attempted to pull the vehicle over after they noticed the occupants were not wearing seatbelts and looked much too young to be driving. The juveniles led police through several residential streets before turning into an alley way, losing control and driving over the meter and into a chainlink fence.

Officials on the scene said the two had taken the car only thirty minutes before the incident.

It was reported the vehicle had crashed into a vacant house at 315 E. 17th before the pursuit took place. Employees for the city of Ada were working on the intersection of Constant and 17th and witnessed the vehicle go by.

“They came speeding around the corner and took out a mailbox, then drove into that driveway and hit the house,” one employee said. “The driver could barely see over the steering wheel.”

After the gas to the meter had been shut off, police searched the vehicle and found a small bag of green leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana. The suspects, ages 13 and 15, were arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident, eluding police, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and larceny of a motor vehicle. The juveniles were taken to the city jail.

The older model Chevrolet was reportedly stolen from the 400 block of S. Mississippi where the owner is employed. The keys were reportedly under the front seat and the doors were not locked.

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