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14-year-old arrested in connection to car theft in California City

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Posted at 10:33 AM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 13:33:34-05

A 14-year-old is behind bars after he allegedly stole a car in California City. 

According to Cal City Police, on Monday, officers responded to reports of a stolen car and found the vehicle in the area of Lakeshore Drive. 

Officers began a chase through residential areas. The car ran a stop sign then ended up driving in the desert area behind homes and eventually struck a mound of dirt near the Campfire trailer park area. 

The driver ran from the scene, but was eventually taken into custody.

Cal City Police say the 14-year-old was wanted for a previous assault case. He's now in juvenile hall.