Teens arrested after stolen car crashes into squad car Tuesday

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UPDATE: Two teens were charged after a car, which was reported stolen during a burglary Tuesday, crashed into a squad car.

Shortly after 3 p.m., Bettendorf Police responded to a burglary in the 4400 block of Amesbury Drivee, Bettendorf, where a car was reported stolen during the burglary, a news release says.

About 3:45 p.m., a caller reported seeing people waving guns in the stolen car in the 1500 block of Bridge Avenue, Davenport. Davenport Police responded to the area and found the vehicle.

Officers initiated a traffic stop, but the car kept going. After a short pursuit, the car crashed into a squad car in the intersection of East 5th Street and Pershing Avenue.

Four juveniles who ran away were taken into custody.

Two Davenport Police Officers who suffered non-life-threatening injuries were treated and released at Genesis Medical Center – East Campus, the release says.

Crash damage disabled both the suspect vehicle and the squad car. A third uninvolved vehicle also was struck during the incident.

A 14-year-old boy was charged with an outstanding warrant for first-degree theft. Another 14-year-old Davenport boy was charged with an outstanding warrant for probation violation.

Both were transported to the Juvenile Detention Center. Additional charges are pending, the release says.

Deputies from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and will manage the crash investigation. The burglary investigation remains ongoing by Bettendorf Police.

EARLIER: A crash has blocked Pershing Avenue at 5th Street in Davenport after a police chase.

Another angle of the crash at 5th and Pershing on August 3, 2021. (Bryan Bobb, OurQuadCities.com)

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