SALINA — A hit and run accident resulted in five juveniles from Colorado being arrested Sunday.
Salina City Police Officers were dispatched to a vehicle crash at K&K Auto, where a brown Toyota Corolla had hit the back of a Honda Accord in the parking lot.
Witnesses told police that the subjects in the Corolla exited the vehicle, took some personal items and began walking toward Interstate 70.
“Officers were then advised that several juvenile subjects were currently at the Love’s Travel Stop asking other motorists for a ride,” said Officer Greg Harwood, Salina City Police Department.
Salina officers were then joined by officers from the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office, Richfield City Police Department, Utah Highway Patrol and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Officers located the juveniles in the rear parking lot.
“The five juveniles jumped the fence and attempted to evade the officers but all five were quickly captured and taken into custody,” Harwood said. “Subsequent investigation revealed that the car had been stolen out of Colorado.”
Initially some misinformation from the juveniles indicated the possibility of there being two armed male subjects still at large and a CodeRED Alert was sent out to all Salina area residents. However, video surveillance revealed that there were only the five juveniles involved in the incident and the CodeRED Alert was cancelled.
The five juveniles, three males and two females, were all booked into the juvenile detention center in Richfield on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, failure to stop at the command of a police officer, leaving the scene of an accident and possession of marijuana.