A Busy Sunday for ACPD: Three Teens Arrested, Three Stolen Cars Recovered
It was a busy Sunday for the Atlantic City Police Department. Their officers recovered three stolen vehicles in a span of six hours and three teens are now facing charges.
Around 9:00 Sunday morning, the Atlantic City Police Department was advised of a stolen 2010 Range Rover. Almost two hours later, an officer spotted that SUV at Pennsylvania and Mediterranean Avenues in the city. After initially not stopping for officers, the vehicle eventually did and everyone inside fled on foot. All three occupants, two 15-year-old females and a 17-year-old male, were apprehended after a short chase. One of the females was in possession of a Honda car key. All three juveniles were charged by Atlantic City Police with receiving stolen property and resisting arrest by flight. Additional charges may be forthcoming from Margate Police, who recently alerted residents about several cars being stolen.
Then around noon Sunday, just as officers were working on the first stolen car case, they received word of a second stolen vehicle, a white Ford Flex. At 2:20 Sunday afternoon, an ACPD officer located that vehicle in the 1100 block of Drexel Court. It was unoccupied.
While those two cases were keeping police busy, at 12:12 Sunday afternoon officers were notified of a third stolen vehicle, a grey Honda Accord. That vehicle was located by an officer in the 100 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue in a parking lot. That vehicle was also unoccupied. The key to that vehicle matched the key that was in the possession of one of the females from the Range Rover.
While the officers were on scene, a resident approached the officers and turned over a Range Rover car key that was located in their yard. That key belonged to the Range Rover recovered earlier in the day.
The vehicles were all towed to the Atlantic City Tow Lot. Police want to remind everyone to remove all valuables from their cars and to lock your vehicles.