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14-year-old leads police on high-speed chase
Teen arrested in Hickman orchard
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A 14-year-old juvenile boy was arrested Friday evening after he led Ceres Police on a high-speed chase from Ceres to Hickman.

At 9:44 p.m. Officer Charles Rushing noticed a white Honda Odyssey speeding eastbound on Whitmore Avenue at Fifth Street. When Officer Rushing attempted to stop the driver, he accelerated with Officer Rushing in pursuit.

During the pursuit Officer Rushing learned that the Honda was stolen in Richmond. The suspect was also tracked by an overhead Stanislaus County Sheriff’s helicopter unit, as he drove southbound on Highway 99 to allow officers to back off in an attempt to get the driver to refrain from speeding. 

The teen drove the car to Lake Road in Hickman before it left the roadway and drove into an orchard where it became stuck in the dirt. The lone occupant fled on foot but was tracked by the air unit until he was arrested by Ceres officers and Stanislaus County deputies.

The teen was booked into the Stanislaus County Juvenile Hall on charges of possession of stolen property, auto theft, evading a peace officer with disregard for the public, resisting arrest and driving without a driver’s license.