A 13-year-old was taken into custody Friday after he crashed a car he allegedly carjacked into the front yard of an Oakland home.
Oakland police said they received several 911 calls around 10:40 a.m. of a carjacking in the 900 block of Alice in downtown Oakland.
The suspect was spotted by police and a short high-speed pursuit ensued. It ended when the teen’s car was bumped by an Oakland police car, careened out of control and rolled on its side in front of a house on Adeline Ave.
The teen was uninjured in the crash and taken into custody.
There recently has been a spike in carjackings in Oakland with at least three this week. Many of those vehicles have then been used in robberies.
Oakland police spokesman Johnna Watson said detectives were trying to determine if the teen was involved in any other crimes.
“Right now, we are looking to see if this individual – who is 13-years-old – is responsible for or connected with any other robberies or carjackings,” she told KTVU.