Juvenile in custody after police chase

CARBONDALE, IL. (WJPF) – A juvenile is in custody in after leading Carbondale Police on a chase in a stolen vehicle.

Police located the suspect and the stolen vehicle around 1:00 AM Wednesday in the area of Poplar and Walnut Street. The driver refused to stop for police and led them on chase through town.

The teenage boy crashed the vehicle in the 200 Block of North Illinois Avenue. He suffered minor injuries. There was damage yards and landscaping at properties owned by private citizens and the city of Carbondale.

The juvenile suspect has been charged with Aggravated Fleeing to Elude, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and Reckless Driving. He was taken to the Franklin County Detention Center.