Police arrested and charged three teenagers after they allegedly fled the scene of a crash in Holbrook, Massachusetts, on Thursday morning.
The trio -- two of them under age -- had been in a Toyota Camry that was stolen from Cambridge earlier in the day, and which police in Holbrook had earlier tried to stop, officials said. Stolen packages were found in the trunk of the car.
The vehicle crashed into a home next to a church on South Franklin Street around 10 a.m., Holbrook police said. The three inside ran off, but were arrested later in two locations.
Around 10:40 a.m., aerial footage showed police taking the two underage teenagers, a 16-year-old from Randolph and a 17-year-old from Dedham, into custody on Longmeadow Road. A third person, identified as 18-year-old Romulald Bernard, from Randolph, was located a short time later in the woods near Longmeadow Road and also taken into custody without incident.
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Footage from the crash scene showed a white car that crashed into a rock wall in the side yard of a building under construction. Multiple local and state police cruisers were on scene.
Bernard was being arraigned at Quincy District Court on charges including leaving the scene of an accident, receiving stolen property and failure to stop for police, authorities said.
It wasn't immediately if he or the juveniles had attorneys who could speak to the charges.
People in the area were shocked by what they saw Thursday and were grateful no one was hurt.
"He could have come and hit the building or somebody," said Carla Semeter, who works at the church near where the car crashed. "The car had apparently gone across here and flew over the driveway."
"I was like shaking I was like I don’t know what to do I've never seen anything like this before so it was just crazy," one woman told NBC10 Boston. "I was just driving and the next thing these two men come out of the woods and I see police officers."
Joe Mira, who works at the gas station down the road, says what he saw was intense.
"A lot of screeching, stop and go like a screech and then zoom. Then I heard all the sirens and the state police were right behind him," Mira said. "It was hectic, just zoom. It happened so fast and then you heard a loud bang."
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"Nothing really happens out here, maybe a couple car accidents, but nothing like that," Mira added. "It was like something out of a movie scene."
Mira said he is glad no one got hurt.
"Thank God for that," he said.
Police were working to deliver the stolen packages found in the crashed Camry to their intended recipients.