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Teenager arrested after leading Portsmouth Police in pursuit in stolen vehicle

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A teen was taken into custody after a brief pursuit early Thursday morning in Portsmouth.

According to Portsmouth Police around 2:45 a.m. and officer spotted someone driving a stolen vehicle in the area of Charleston Avenue and Randolph Street.

The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop and when the vehicle refused to pull over, a pursuit began.

The pursuit lasted about 10 minutes, according to dispatchers, and ended in the 1900 block of Charleston Avenue.

The driver, a 16-year-old boy, was taken into custody as he was attempting to exit the vehicle.

No one else was inside the vehicle.

The teen was charged with felony eluding and possession of a stolen vehicle.

The vehicle was reported stolen from Virginia Beach on January 24.

No one was injured and no property was damaged during the incident.

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