13-year-old arrested after crashing stolen car


A 13-year-old boy was detained early in the morning of January 24 after crashing a stolen car near the intersection of E. University Avenue and SE Hawthorne Road.

A Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officer reported that he saw the car traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on SE Hawthorne Road at about 3:00 a.m., approaching the intersection with E. University Avenue. Just before that, Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies had terminated their pursuit of the car when it accelerated away from an attempted traffic stop. The GPD officer turned his patrol car around to pursue the car and saw it crash at 1340 E. University Avenue. The car struck a road sign, dislodged a water main, broke two sections of a raised curb, struck the business sign of Hook Seafood, struck a fence, and hit a BBQ trailer.

The officer saw a boy and a girl, later identified as 13-year-old juveniles, running from the car. After being ordered to stop, the two continued running. They were detained after a brief foot chase.

The boy invoked his fifth amendment right but said he was not driving. The girl said both their cell phones were in the car and described the boy’s cell phone but denied being inside the car. She also reported a possible head injury that was consistent with damage to the passenger side of the windshield.

The car had been reported stolen from Flagler County just after midnight on the same date.

The boy, a student at Lincoln Middle School, has been charged with grand theft auto, leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage, and resisting an officer without violence. A misdemeanor sworn complaint was filed against the girl for resisting an officer without violence.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Wow! A 13 year old at 3 in the morning. The regression of society continues.

    Amazing the parents of the little thug taught him his 5th Amendment rights but failed to teach him the difference between right and wrong.

    Moral decay…

    • Maybe someone should ask Dr. Anthony Dixon from
      A previous article when he does his zoom thing in Feb:
      1. Is today’s black on black crime the result of
      Slavery or because the nuclear family is racist?
      2. Is incarceration an effective deterrent to crime or are
      Black churches & preachers failing their communities because you cannot honor thy mother & father if you
      Don’t have a nuclear family. 3. Is it government that’s
      The problem for paying families to have children
      Out of wedlock and is this payment a form of reparation?
      4. Should black racists stop using the “blame game”
      Or take personal responsibilities for their actions?

  • This goes to show how stupid we are as a society. As long as Democrat Leadership “Approves” of criminal behavior, crime and disrespect for the Police will continue to rise. New York City is a great example of failed Democrat Leadership.

  • The Parent,Parents (doubtful), or whoever is housing or feeding these derelict’s need pain. I throughly agree with PFloyd with this as it’s a situation that our politicians created by encouraging more babies. Just walk through Walmart and witness for yourself how (some, not all) mothers talk to their children.
    Now with no punishment laws being encouraged, this criminal activity will flourish.

  • Anyone ever thought about when they said “it was okay to call the police on your parents” that’s when kids started dropping like flies, coming home when they get ready, disrespecting their parents, stealing cars, breaking into people houses. But nooo we have people that wants to throw color into play. Sounds like the government when laws were put into place, during slavery days. #HAGD

  • I agree with love because maybe discipline doesn’t work for all children but most of the children it was ten-hut them when we was allowed to control them in a mannerable way to be able to discipline them so blame that all on the government white black yellow green purple stripes polka dots whatever you may be. My youngest child was 11 years old and still up and told me that he’s not going to listen to me and guess what DCF got them and my oldest son ended up in prison doing ten years and it’s all because of the government it wasn’t because I was a bad parent and I’m white so it doesn’t matter about race

  • And I also talked to my children I never left them out of anything Tuesday night was family night I did homework with them they hardly ever rode the bus my kids were spoiled so the comment before loves comment that’s not true always in different situations like everybody’s different and I was a single parent they always had the best of the best of the best so it doesn’t even have anything to do with that it started with a government and now it’s in their minds and this is the new now that’s because of the government the reason why they are the way that they are when that law came out it’s okay to call the police on your parents then you know what people stop believing in the Bible and going to church his family’s all kind of stuff happened so yes it is the government it’s the people of the government

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