LITTLETON – Police say a 15-year-old boy fled from a rollover crash involving a stolen car he was driving on Interstate 495 in Littleton early Tuesday morning and then entered several unlocked vehicles in the area before he was arrested by Littleton and State Police.
State Police spokesman David Procopio said troopers were called to the northbound lanes of the highway near King Street for a report of a crash at 5:35 a.m., and found a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Connecticut at the scene with no driver around.
Littleton Police said in a tweet that the vehicle rolled over, and that the driver — who fled into the area of Mill Road and Warren Street — entered several unlocked vehicles before he was arrested by Littleton and State Police about 5:45 a.m. Littleton Police reminded residents to always lock their vehicle doors.
At 5:29am LPD responded to a rollover crash on Rte 495 to assist MSP. On arrival the operator took off. LPD searched the area of Warren & Mill Rd. locating and arresting the operator for MSP, but not before he entered several unlocked cars. Please always lock your cars! pic.twitter.com/tKvSpAqpMZ
— Littleton Police (@LittletonMAPD) April 27, 2021
Procopio said the driver was identified as a 15-year-old boy, but released no information about where the boy is from or exactly what charges he will face. Procopio said the boy was taken to Emerson Hospital for evaluation of injuries.
“Please always lock your cars,” police said in a tweet.