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PD: Teens steal car, crash, cause fire

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Posted at 5:38 AM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 08:25:22-05

GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Police are looking for one teen and are holding another in custody after they said the pair stole a car from Walt Sweeney car dealership and led police on a chase that ended in a car fire on Sidney Road.

After the car crashed into a pole and caught fire at the 5500 block of Sidney Road, the two teens fled by foot. One teen was caught at a dead end on Crestmore Lane, police said. K-9 units caught the second suspect shortly after.

According to Green Township police, the first teen who was taken into custody, a 15-year-old, was found with additional sets of stolen car keys in his possession. The other suspect is 17.

Sidney Road was temporarily closed but has since reopened.

Duke Energy is working to restore power at six homes who lost power as a result of the crash.