Shortly after 10:00 p.m. Monday night, officers attended the 0-100 Block of Chappell Street as officers were alerted to a theft of motor vehicle in progress. Officers located the vehicle and suspect who was attempting to drive away. Officers attempted to remove the party from the vehicle, but they were unsuccessful and the suspect drove off. As officers were in the area they located the vehicle which had crashed into a home located on nearby Pinehill Drive, when they approached the vehicle they found it unoccupied.
Officers began to search the area and located a 17-year-old Dartmouth youth who was attempting to leave the area on foot. Officers recognized him as the driver and arrested him in the area of Woodland Avenue. The youth is currently in custody and is being held for court in the morning to answer to charges of theft of motor vehicle, possession of stolen property over $5000, flee police, resist police, dangerous operation of motor vehicle and property damage.
No injuries were reported from the occupants of the home or the arrested youth.