Police: 3 teens crash stolen truck after burglary

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Three teens faces charges after the stolen pickup truck they were driving in crashed into two cars, injuring three people on Tuesday.

Jacorey Porter, 17, was charged with burglary and possession of a stolen firearm. He was on probation for a contempt of court charge in June, a battery and disrupting public school charge in May, and a possession of marijuana charge from 2009, according to Savannah-Chatham Metro Police.

The 15-year-old who was driving the truck was charged with: driving on a suspended license; no license on person; leaving the scene of an accident with injuries; felony fleeing to elude; driving too fast for conditions; reckless driving; failure to maintain lane; improper transfer (of tag); no registration; two felony counts of obstruction of an officer; and two misdemeanor counts of obstruction of an officer. He also faces charges of possession of stolen property (truck) and possession of marijuana.

The 14-year-old faces two counts of felony obstruction by fleeing and possession of a stolen weapon.

They were arrested after a foot chase. Police said the pickup truck sideswiped two cars at Delesseps and Waters avenues. The collision forced a car into another truck and injured drivers of all three other vehicles about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Two officers were treated for minor injuries as a result of the foot chases.

Police had been tracking the pickup, which fit the description of a vehicle seen at a burglary in the 1400 block of East 53rd Street earlier that afternoon. The teens had items taken during the burglary and a stolen pistol and a bag of marijuana were found in the truck, according to police.

The gun was taken during a burglary just after midnight of a home in the 600 block of East 54th Street. The back door was kicked in, and two guns and a television were stolen, according to police.

The truck was reported stolen Aug. 20 from the first block of Helmken Street by a black male said the truck "belonged to my people".

Island Precinct detectives continue to investigate the burglary, theft of the truck and the crash.

Those with information are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include "CStop2020" plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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