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.