Public Safety

14-year-old girl facing felony charges after Cedar Rapids police nab her in stolen vehicle

Photo of vehicle Cedar Rapids police say was stolen, shortly after the 14-year-old driver lost control and crashed near L Street and Wilson Avenue SW during a police pursuit early Sunday morning, November 10, 2019. (Cedar Rapids Police Department photo)
Photo of vehicle Cedar Rapids police say was stolen, shortly after the 14-year-old driver lost control and crashed near L Street and Wilson Avenue SW during a police pursuit early Sunday morning, November 10, 2019. (Cedar Rapids Police Department photo)
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CEDAR RAPIDS — A 14-year-old girl faces charges of felony theft and eluding police after officers caught her early Sunday driving a stolen vehicle, police said.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle at 5:30 a.m. near Fourth Street and Eighth Avenue SW, but the vehicle did not stop, according to the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

Police pursued the vehicle until the driver lost control near L Street and Wilson Avenue SW.

Police said the girl bailed out of the vehicle and tried to run, but was apprehended.

The girl faces two felony charges — theft and attempting to elude police, plus traffic violations, according to police.

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