At approximately 6:23 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, officers with the Hannibal Police Department were dispatched to the 200 block of Lake Apollo for a report of a stolen car. The HPD provided the following report. While en route to the area, an officer observed a vehicle matching the description of the stolen car. When the officer turned around to stop the vehicle, it pulled into the rear parking lot of the Huck Finn Shopping Center. The driver and passenger both fled on foot.
After a short foot pursuit, the driver, a 15-year-old male of Hannibal, was apprehended without incident. He was charged with tampering, first degree, resisting arrest and felony theft.
His passenger, a 16-year-old male of Hannibal, later came to the police department with a parent and turned himself in. He was charged with tampering second degree, resisting arrest and felony theft.
Both suspects were released to their parents by the Juvenile Justice Center.
“Thefts of vehicles and thefts of items from vehicles can greatly be deterred, in most cases, by removing the car keys and locking your vehicle,” stated Lt. John Zerbonia of the HPD.