3 juveniles facing criminal charges after joy ride goes bad

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Three juveniles were taken into custody after police say they stole a vehicle.

On Friday, Colorado Springs police were called to the 1900 block of South Chelton Road after receiving a report of a stolen vehicle.

After getting a description of the stolen vehicle, authorities discovered that the vehicle had been involved in an accident in the 1100 block of Verde Drive.

Unfortunately, the suspects fled the scene of the accident before authorities arrived.

Shortly after the accident, authorities located the stolen vehicle in the area of Afternoon Circle and Chelton Road.

Police say when the suspects realized they had been located, they crashed the vehicle a second time and took off on foot.

Police then set up a perimeter and three of the four suspects were caught and taken into custody.

All three juveniles face criminal charges, according to officials.

The stolen vehicle sustained substantial damage from the two accidents.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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