St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office chopper tracks down teen theft suspects

Posted at 3:47 PM, Apr 10, 2017

Two teens were arrested early Monday morning after fleeing in a stolen vehicle Sunday evening, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office. 

At approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to the 4600 block of Paleo Pines Circle regarding a stolen vehicle.

According to the victim, the vehicle was stolen from their driveway by three young men on bicycles. 

At approximately 3 a.m., officials received a complaint of reckless driving at U.S. 1 and Rio Mar.

Deputies said they attempted to stop the car, but it took off at a high rate of speed. 

A Port St. Lucie Police Department officer located the vehicle driving over 90 mph with no headlights near Savona and Gatlin Boulevard. 

Officials say the suspects ended up colliding with a tree on SW Calabria and then ran into the neighborhood. 

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office Aviation Unit said it directed Port St. Lucie officers on the ground, including a K9, in locating one of the suspects who tried to hide in a resident's parked vehicle in their driveway. He was taken into custody by Port St. Lucie officers without incident.

Several minutes later, the air unit located a second suspect in a wooded lot nearby. He was also taken into custody.