On November 30, Mason police officers were dispatched to the scene of a hit-and-run crash on E. Maple Street. The driver had apparently fled on foot after backing another friend’s car into a car which was parked on a curb on the other side of the street.
The woman who called police said that the suspect was her boyfriend, and that the car that was struck was hers. The suspect had allegedly been moving another friend’s car from the driveway when he accelerated and rapidly crashed into the parked car while in reverse. The suspect, whose identity was known, fled the vehicle and ran between residences. When officers arrived at the scene, they searched the area but could not find the suspect.
Upon returning to the complainant’s home, an officer could hear the suspect and the woman talking as the man who crashed the car was telling the complainant about his plan of escape. The officer could see the suspect inside the home; upon knocking on the door and announcing they wanted to speak to the suspect, officers were told by the complainant that he was not there. Officers told the woman that they knew otherwise, and she led them to where her boyfriend was hiding.
As police officers ordered the suspect to come out, he complied and did not resist arrest. Police charged the minor with reckless driving, driving while suspended, violation of probation, minor in possession by consumption, and leaving the scene of a crash.
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