Originally Posted Online: Dec. 16, 2011, 12:48 pm
Last Updated: Dec. 16, 2011, 2:35 pm
Stolen car crashes into house in R.I.
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By Bill Mayeroff, email@example.com
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Rock Island firefighters and MidAmerican Energy employees work the scene after a car crashed through a wooden fence and caused a gas leak in the 1900 block of 10th Street in Rock Island on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. The car was reported stolen and crashed shortly after police attempted to stop the driver.
Rock Island police arrested a juvenile male suspected of fleeing from a stolen car that crashed into a Rock Island house late Friday morning.
The crash occurred around 11 a.m. at 576 19th Ave., deputy Rock Island police chief Jeff VenHuizen said.
Deputy Chief VenHuizen said that shortly before the crash, officers attempted to stop a gray Mercury Marquis with no license plates in the area of 6th Street and 7th Avenue. The vehicle fled and officers did not pursue, he said.
Soon after, police received a 911 call from a resident of the 500 block of 19th Avenue saying that a car had hit a house and two people had fled. Deputy Chief VenHuizen said police set up a perimeter and arrested one of the two who had allegedly fled.
According to Deputy Chief VenHuizen, the car was reported stolen at 2:39 a.m. Friday from a house in the 1900 block of 10th Street in Rock Island.
Deputy Chief VenHuizen said around the same time as the arrest was made, Rock Island paramedics received a 911 call reporting that a younger male was having trouble breathing and chest pains. Deputy Chief VenHuizen said the male was taken to Trinity Rock Island and police are trying to determine whether he was involved in the crash.