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Ohio River ended teens' suspected crime spree

1 year 5 months 3 weeks ago June 07, 2015 Jun 7, 2015 Sunday, June 07 2015 June 07, 2015 5:52 PM in News
Source: APNewsNow
By: Julie Carr Smyth

COLUMBUS, Ohio- The wide Ohio River is what ended the flight of a teenage couple authorities believe engaged in a crime spree that crossed into three states.

A report released Sunday by the West Virginia State Police says the 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl jumped into the river in Tyler County on Saturday trying to flee from authorities. Police say they realized they couldn't swim all the way across, so turned back and were captured.

That ended a 6-day ordeal that authorities say involved at least two stolen vehicles, the theft of ammunition from an Ohio Walmart, an armed robbery and injuries to a Pennsylvania police officer.

The teens are from the northwest Ohio communities of Upper Sandusky and Sycamore. No new information was available Sunday on any charges they may face.

 

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