3 teens arrested in Janesville for vehicle theft

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JANESVILLE, Wis. (WTVO) — Three teens were arrested Tuesday after police found them driving a reportedly stolen vehicle.

Janesville Police said officers spotted the vehicle, which was reported stolen from Sun Prairie, around 10:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Linn Street.

The teens abandoned the vehicle and ran on foot, police said, adding that citizens notified police of their whereabouts.

After a search of a residential block in the area of Racine Street and Park Street, three teens were arrested after a short foot pursuit, police said. The suspects including a 16- and 17-year-old from Janesville and a 17-year-old from Madison. Police say the driver of the car was not found.

All three were charged with the crime of resisting a police officer and being a passenger in a stolen auto.

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