Police: 14-year-old runaway stole truck, led officers on chase through Minden
MINDEN, NE — A 14-year-old could face criminal charges after police say he stole a truck and led officers on a chase.
Around 8:40 Tuesday morning, the Minden Police Department received a report of a possible runaway boy from Grand Island driving a stolen pickup in Minden. A news release says officers found the truck and tried to stop it, but it sped away through town. Officers pursued the truck as it drove through the Minden Cemetery, where it damaged the sod. Eventually, the truck rolled onto its side as it tried to turn from Highway 74 onto 33 Road east of town.
Police say the 14-year-old boy was transported to a hospital and then referred to the Kearney County Attorney’s Office for possible charges. The Nebraska State Patrol, Kearney County Sheriff’s Office and Kearney County Emergency Management assisted.