Merced police arrest 2 teens accused of burglary and car theft

The suspects were sent to the hospital as a precaution and eventually booked into juvenile detention.
MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- Two 17-year-olds are in Merced police custody, accused of burglarizing a home, stealing a car, and starting a high-speed chase with officers.

Police first arrived at a neighborhood on Parkwood Court and Norwood Drive - near Veterans Boulevard and Rambler Road.

Officers say a house sitter heard someone break into the home while she was inside.

This was just before 9 on Saturday night.

That's when she left the home and called police.

The suspects had already stolen her purse, and sped off in her vehicle.

During a police chase, the teens crashed into a curb at 16th street near Canal street, causing it to roll over.

The suspects were sent to the hospital as a precaution and eventually booked into juvenile detention.

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