Two teenagers were arrested on burglary and other charges after they lead deputies on a chase early Friday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
About 4:15 a.m., deputies responded to a reports of a possible burglary in the 1000 block of 58th Avenue Drive East. The complainant told deputies that a Lincoln Navigator had left the scene, according to a news release.
Deputies located the vehicle in the 5900 block of First Street East, confirmed it was stolen and attempted to make a stop. The driver kept going until eventually crashing into a mailbox in the 6700 block of Third Street West.
The driver and two passengers bailed from the vehicle.
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A K-9 unit tracked from the vehicle to a fenced-in back yard where the driver, identified as Julio Rivera, 16, was trying to hide behind an air-condition unit. Rivera was arrested after the dog bit him, according to the sheriff’s office.
Emmanuel Robero, 15, and another juvenile who was not identified were located nearby and arrested.
Deputies said Rivera faces charges of grand theft auto, burglary, obstruction and driving without a license. Robero faces charges of burglary, obstruction and trespassing in a vehicle.
The third juvenile faces a charge of trespassing in a vehicle.