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Clearwater teen steals truck, crashes into home, police say

There were no injuries in the crash, police said.
A 15-year-old boy lost control of a pickup truck and crashed into the side of a house in Clearwater, police said.
A 15-year-old boy lost control of a pickup truck and crashed into the side of a house in Clearwater, police said. [ Courtesy of the Clearwater Police Department ]
Published Apr. 14
Updated Apr. 14

CLEARWATER — A 15-year-old boy crashed a stolen blue pickup truck into a home on Tuesday evening, according to Clearwater police.

Residents reported someone driving a truck recklessly just after 7 p.m. near Pennsylvania Avenue and Drew Street, police said. The teen lost control of the truck ”within minutes” and struck a home at 1271 Drew St.

He tried to run away after the crash, police said, but was followed by witnesses. He was later located on Cleveland Street near Missouri Avenue, where he was arrested. The boy was not publicly named.

Police said they took the teen to a hospital as a precautionary measure. He will then be taken to a juvenile facility after being medically cleared. There were no injuries from the crash, police said.

The Clearwater Fire Department was inspecting the structural damage to the residence, police said.