15-year-old driver crashes stolen car into Chesterfield home

Posted at 10:54 PM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 06:55:49-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A police pursuit came to an abrupt end Thursday when a stolen car plowed into a Chesterfield home. The 15-year-old driver tried to flee and jumped into a nearby lake, but was caught by a Chesterfield County Police K-9, police said.

The teen was taken to Chippenham Hospital's Swift Creek Emergency Room to be treated for bite wounds.

As he was treated, a 2015 Nissan was wedged into the front porch of a Featherchase Drive home.


The short chase started when an officer saw the Nissan making suspicious maneuvers.

"I was on the phone with my daughter at VCU and I could barely hear her because the sirens were so loud,” said John DiCarlo, who said he never anticipated what would happen next.

"Boom! The foundation and whole house shook,” DiCarlo said. “My wife said, police just chased a car into the house."

The Maryland teen was driving a stolen car and slammed into the bottom steps of the home, police said.


"I then saw a guy with a hoodie running," said DiCarlo.

"A K-9 officer was chasing him and I yelled for my husband who is a retired Chesterfield officer and now working for the University of Richmond Police," said Mary Monahan, who lives by the lake.

That now-campus cop jumped in to help, and police said they soon pulled the teen suspect from the lake after he tried swimming away from a police dog.

"It just bothers me this kid has gone down such a path,” said Monahan. “I wish he had stuff to do instead of things like this."


Sources tell CBS 6, the teen driver is wanted in Maryland for grand larceny and believe he was also the same teen that got into a chase with Chesterfield Police in late June.

That chase ended with a crash involving a stolen Dodge Charger on Courthouse Road that had sped out of the Mallard Cove Apartments.

Police said this stolen car belonged to a Richmond man and was swiped overnight.

"I told the cops if they left the car, I'd just fix my porch, but they said they couldn't do that,” said DiCarlo, chuckling.

Sources tell CBS 6 police will most likely investigate whether if today's suspect is also linked to a stolen car fished out of Dutch Gap on Monday.

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