Teens allegedly lead high-speed chase in Glendale

Two teenagers were arrested early Tuesday after leading police on a short pursuit in an allegedly stolen vehicle, police said.

Around 12:20 a.m., officers on patrol attempted to a stop a 2014 Volkswagen that was traveling near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Lauderdale Avenue without its lights on, said Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.

The car's driver failed to stop and fled the area at speeds of up to 100 mph, Lightfoot said.

The driver lost control of the vehicle, which struck two parked cars along Mary Street and Raymond Avenue in La Crescenta, knocking a four-door Cadillac completely off the street, she said.

The driver, a 14-year-old homeless girl, and the passenger, a 14-year-old male from Sunland, were detained at the scene, Lightfoot said.

A search of the girl turned up marijuana, a cigarette, a lighter and the keys to the vehicle hidden in her clothing. During a search of the vehicle, a glass marijuana smoking pipe was found on the floor board and marijuana was discovered in the glove box.

The Volkswagen was an unreported stolen vehicle from a home in Sunland, and the owner was on vacation, Lightfoot said. The victim is a neighbor of the 14-year-old boy, she added.

The Los Angeles Police Department was notified of the vehicle theft and a possible residential burglary because the keys were retrieved in order to steal the vehicle, Lightfoot said.

Both minors were arrested and charged with driving a stolen vehicle and marijuana possession.

The female teenager faces additional charges of being a minor in possession of a smoking device, evading a police officer, reckless driving and driving without a license.

The boy was released to his father's custody, while the girl was released to a social worker from the Department of Children and Family Services.

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