Kodiak 15-year-old charged after stealing SUV

KODIAK — Alaska State Troopers say three Kodiak juvenile males face charges after joyriding in a stolen sport-utility vehicle before one of them crashed it.

Troopers in a web posting say a 15-year-old boy stole a friend’s SUV early Christmas morning. He picked up two other boys, ages 16 and 17, and drove around for a few hours.

After he dropped them off, troopers say the 15-year-old boy was driving while texting and crashed the SUV into a ditch. The vehicle was totaled but he wasn’t injured.

Troopers say he didn’t report the accident, and warned a witness not to call the police.

He has been charged with vehicle theft, not immediately reporting the accident, driving while texting and driving without a license. The other two boys were charged with criminal mischief.

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

 

More

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:49

Alaska Senate to split session time in Juneau, Anchorage

JUNEAU — Members of the Alaska Senate do not plan to spend all their time in Juneau when the fourth special session this year convenes... Read more

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:07

Lawmakers hold hearings Monday on pipeline, SB 91 rollback

In a pair of hearings Monday, the Alaska Legislature will consider the past and the future.

Read more
Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:16

Statewide salmon harvests break records