London police have charged two teens after a stolen vehicle was involved in a hit and run collision.
Police received a report Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. about a minor crash involving two vehicles in the Clarence Street and Dufferin Ave. area. One of the vehicles left the scene, but the licence plate was obtained and investigators determined that it had previously been reported stolen.
The same vehicle was spotted driving erratically in the north end of the city half an hour later, so multiple officers were detailed to investigate.
The vehicle was located in the area of Oxford Street West and Wharncliffe Road North at which point a tire deflation device was deployed to stop it.
Police say the two occupants inside the vehicle fled on foot. The police K9 Unit was called in and both suspects were located a short distance away and taken into custody. No injuries were reported.
A 19 year old man of no fixed address has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of a prohibited weapon, fail to comply with weapons prohibition, driving while disqualified, and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.
Police say the accused also had several outstanding warrants.
Another individual who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act was also charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, and possession of a prohibited weapon.