JUNEAU - A stolen truck struck a Juneau police cruiser Monday morning on Egan Drive after officers attempted to stop the vehicle, according to the police.
Police reported that the truck's driver, a 14-year-old boy, failed to stop after police attempted to initiate a traffic stop near the intersection of Mendenhall Loop Road and Glacier Highway.
According to the police, officers followed the truck, which slowed for a traffic light at Egan Drive. A Juneau police officer and a Forest Service law enforcement officer used their vehicles to surround the truck. According to the report, the truck collided with the police cruiser, causing $1,500 in damage.
No injuries were reported.
One passenger, a 17-year-old boy, was in the truck at the time of the incident, according to the police.
The 14-year-old was arrested for vehicle theft in the first degree and failing to stop at the direction of a police officer, both class C felonies. He was lodged at the Johnson Youth Center.
The passenger was taken to the Cornerstone Emergency Shelter.
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