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Stolen car strikes hydrant, pole
A stolen car used in a Tuesday, March 17 afternoon joyride ended with a crash into a traffic signal pole and fire hydrant at the corner of Hatch and Central Tuesday afternoon, sending a geyser of water 30 feet into the air.

As soon as the Honda, stolen in Keyes, crashed at 12:23 p.m., the occupants tried to flee but were apprehended. A 15-year-old Ceres girl, whose name was not released because she is a minor, was charged with auto theft, felony hit and run with injury, possession of burglary tools and possession of smoking products by a minor.

Police say that the driver was speeding and lost control after hitting the curb in front of the school.

Her two passengers, a 16-year-old Ceres boy and a 14-year-old female from Ceres, were not arrested. The boy sustained minor injuries, including scrapes and bruises to his hands and knees.

City crews quickly turned off the water flow to the hydrant but not before a small pond formed on Central Avenue next to Summit Charter Academy.