Two teens charged with fleeing police in stolen cars, crashing...

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Two 15-year-old boys face criminal charges for a Wednesday night incident in which authorities say a group of juveniles fled police in stolen cars, crashed one of them into a St. Paul police squad car near the Minnesota Capitol and then ran from the scene.

The incident sent the Capitol into a brief lockdown, and a House of Representatives floor session went into recess.

The Ramsey County attorney’s office filed juvenile delinquency petitions Friday against the two teens alleging theft of motor vehicle, fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, motor vehicle tampering and fleeing a peace officer by a means other than a motor vehicle.

An attorney’s office spokesman said Friday that cases against two other boys, ages 12 and 13, remain under review.

A fifth suspect who eluded capture Wednesday has yet to be taken into custody, Steve Linders, a police spokesman, said Friday.

The incident began when St. Paul officers saw two stolen cars at Blair and Western avenues in Frogtown at about 7:20 p.m. Officers tried to pull them over, but they drove away. Police did not pursue, based on St. Paul police policy.

A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter tracked the car from the...

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