SOUTH BRUNSWICK – Police arrested a 17-year-old Carteret resident Sunday who allegedly broke into a South Brunswick home, stole the resident’s car and led police on a high-speed chase before being caught.
Police said that the homeowner, who lives on Kinglsey Road in the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick, discovered the teen in his kitchen around 3 a.m. The teen claimed he was seeing the homeowner’s daughter, police said noting that the homeowner doesn’t have a daughter.
The homeowner’s adult son yelled for his father to get his gun, causing the teen to flee, police said. The teen allegedly grabbed the keys to the family’s 2001 Pontiac Bonneville and stole the car, police said.
The juvenile drove down New Road at more than 100 miles per hour, narrowly missing two police cruisers as he crossed Route 1, police said. He crashed into a parked car in a driveway on New Road and fled through several back yards into a wooded area before officers caught up with him, police said.
The teen had jewelry and other items linked to at least two other burglaries on Kingsley Road, police said. He was being held at the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center in North Brunswick on juvenile delinquency charges of burglary, eluding, theft and theft of a motor vehicle.
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