A teenage boy is accused of stealing a sport-utility vehicle in Lansdale and leading police on a high-speed chase.
Towamencin Township Police spotted him late Friday night, February 4, standing outside the SUV near Snyder and Valley Forge Roads. After they checked the registration and found that it was stolen, the driver pulled away and led police on a chase down Sumneytown Pike at speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour. He got out and fled on foot after becoming stuck in a snow pile at Sumneytown Pike and Dickerson Road in Upper Gwynedd. Lansdale Police found him a short time later trying to hide behind a building. The driver, a 16-year-old North Wales resident, is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, recklessly endangering another person and related offenses.