Two teenage boys were arrested early Friday morning after they led both Modesto and Ceres police on a chase in a stolen car.
A Modesto Police unit was pursuing the stolen Honda Accord eastbound on Hatch Road at Herndon Road. At 12:55 a.m. the driver fled northbound on Herndon from Joyce reaching speeds of 70 mph. Ceres Police Officer Vince Hooper was in the area and joined the pursuit. The vehicle approached blew through the intersection at Pecos Avenue at about 70 mph as well as the intersection of Lucchesi Road. The chase turned eastbound on River Road without stopping for the stop sign and again accelerated. The Modesto officer broke off the pursuit as Ceres Police Officer Hooper taking over. At speeds of 65 to 70 mph, the vehicle continued eastbound running another stop sign at Richland Avenue. The vehicle turned southbound Peter John, eastbound on River Tree, then eastbound on Bridget Marie, all of which are not controlled intersections. The vehicle then turned southbound on Grand Central and traveled at approximately 40 to 50 mph through the residential area. The pursuit then turned southbound on Burgandy and eastbound on Columbard Way.
As the vehicle approached the intersection of Bordeaux Drive, the driver lost control in an attempt to turn southbound. The vehicle plowed into the front yard of 917 Bordeaux Drive. As the vehicle was slowing, all doors opened and four occupants jumped out of the vehicle and took off. The driver, a 15-year-old Modesto boy, ran across the driveway and jumped a fence into the backyard of the residence. He was later captured after being tracked down by canine Klouse to the backyard of 920 Yellow Brick Road.
A 14-year-old male passenger from the left rear seat was immediately arrested by Officer Hooper as he surrendered in the driveway. The two other passengers fled and were not located.
The Honda had been reported stolen in Modesto on April 8. The vehicle had extensive damages to the steering column and ignition, and there was no key found.
Both juveniles were booked into Juvenile Hall on charges related to auto theft, possession of stolen property, evading police, and resisting arrest.