Two boys, aged 12 and 15, are facing multiple charges after allegedly stealing a car and leading police on a high-speed chase Monday in Winnipeg's North End.
The chase ended after the stolen car crashed over a Winnipeg Transit sign, through a yard before and into a vehicle parked in a driveway on Scotia Street.
The boys ran from the scene along the riverbank but the police helicopter, Air-1, located them and directed officers on the ground to the boys' location.
They were found hiding in the veranda of a home and taken into custody.
They are facing charges of break and enter, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police.
It all started shortly after 12 a.m. Monday when police were responding to a break-in on the 300 block of Polson Avenue. The homeowner reported a vehicle being stolen and officers noticed it in the area of Main Street and Inkster Boulevard.
The vehicle sped down Inkster, blowing through stop signs along the way. At Scotia, the driver was unable to make a left turn, which resulted in him crashing through the sign and yard.
A small fire then broke out under the front end of the vehicle and was quickly extinguished by officers.
The boys have been released from custody on a promise to appear in court at a later date.