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Five Juveniles Arrested in Stolen Vehicle

On January 2, 2019 at approximately 0104 hours, Davenport police officers spotted a stolen vehicle in their city. DPD patrol units followed from a distance until other units were in the area and got into position. As the vehicle reached the intersection of Eastern and Locust Street, it took off eastbound on Locust heading towards Bettendorf, driving recklessly at an increased speed.

Bettendorf Police Department was notified and Bettendorf officers got into position while at the same time a Bettendorf officer successfully deployed a stop stick in the area of Locust Street and Middle Road, affecting the two left side tires of the stolen vehicle. The vehicle continued afterwards and was followed and pursued all the way to the area of Devils Glen Road and Field Sike Drive where the vehicle was immobilized by a Bettendorf marked unit using a PIT maneuver (Pursuit Intervention Technique) with other Bettendorf marked units blocking the vehicle in so that the vehicle occupants could not flee or escape. Approximately four Davenport PD units and two Scott County units were also close by and arrived on scene to assist with taking five juveniles into custody.

A .45 cal. pistol was also located in the stolen vehicle along with various other unidentified keys and key FOBs to unknown vehicles.

All five juveniles were arrested and taken to the Scott County Juvenile Detention Center. See below for charges.

The two 17 year old juveniles have since been transported to the Scott Co. Jail where they will be charged in adult court.

Juvenile #1

Theft 1st, Carrying Weapons, Felon in Possession of Firearm, Felony Eluding, Possession of a Controlled Substance Driver, age 17, Davenport

Juvenile #2

Theft 1st, Carrying Weapons, Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance Age 17, Davenport

Juvenile #3

Theft 1st, Carrying Weapons, Possession of a Controlled Substance Age 15, Davenport

Juvenile #4

Theft 1st, Carrying Weapons, Possession of a Controlled Substance Age 15, Bettendorf

Juvenile #5

Theft 1st, Carrying Weapons, Possession of a Controlled Substance Age 14, Davenport