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Teen accused of breaking into Fort Pierce police cruiser and stealing guns, ammo and a laptop

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Posted at 11:14 AM, Aug 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 11:14:59-04

A teenager is in custody after weapons and ammo were stolen from a Fort Pierce police cruiser and the vehicle was ransacked and vandalized.

Police say the teenager's arrest stems from a call in late March when Port St. Lucie officers were called to investigate reports of shots being fired in a residential neighborhood.

Police said they found the cruiser in a driveway with its doors open. They said a window was broken and it was doused with bleach.

A Fort Pierce police officer said missing was his gun rack that held his Bushmaster AR15 rifle along with a Glock handgun, 2 rifle magazines with ammo and 2 Glock magazines with ammunition.  Also taken was a tint meter and a laptop.

While processing the scene blood samples were taken from broken glass.

Police said it led them to a 15-year-old boy on probation.

Monday Port St. Lucie police said when they went to the youth's house he tried to get away but they captured him after a chase.

Police say he faces charges of armed burglary to a vehicle, grand theft, grand theft of a firearm, felony criminal mischief, unlawful possession of a firearm by a minor, resisting officers without violence, and violation of probation.