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Police: Three teenagers crash stolen car into Palm Beach fire station

Three teenagers were arrested in Palm Beach early Thursday morning after police said they crashed a stolen SUV into the town's fire-rescue station.

Police said the car, which was driven by a 15-year-old who was accompanied by another 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, initially ran a red light at the intersection of North County Road and Royal Poinciana Way at about 4 a.m.

A police officer began to follow the car and turned on its emergency lights, according to a police report. But the Kia, which was reported stolen by the Coconut Creek Police Department on Wednesday, sped away westbound on Wells Road.

The driver then tried to make a left turn at the intersection of Wells Road and North County Road when the vehicle crashed into the fire station's exterior concrete wall at 300 N. County Road, police said.

The three teenagers ran from the car, the report said, and police conducted a search that included a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office helicopter and K-9 units.

One teenager was found walking westbound over the Royal Park Bridge and the other two were found near the scene of the crash, police said.

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A 15-year-old, who police said was driving the Silver KIA SUV, was arrested on felony charges of grand theft and driving at a high speed with wanton disregard for safety of persons or property. The 15-year-old also was arrested on misdemeanor charges of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and resisting arrest without violence.

The other juveniles were arrested on misdemeanor charges of trespassing by convenience and resisting arrest without violence.

The cost of the damage to the fire-station wall is unknown, Facilities Maintenance Division Manager Brett Madison said Friday.

All other information relating to the teenagers was redacted in the report because they are juveniles.

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