2 juveniles captured after traffic stop in allegedly stolen car near SFA campus
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - Nacogdoches Police Department released an update about an incident that took place near SFA campus on Thursday night.
Police PIO Brett Ayres says two juveniles have been arrested by police after dispatch received a call about a vehicle being stolen.
At around 6:28 p.m. police received a call that a Toyota passenger car that was parked in the 2000 block of North St. had been stolen. An officer spotted the car in the 2000 block of North St.
Officers pulled the car over in the 100 block of Carolynn St. The driver was arrested without incident.
During the investigation officers attempted to contact two other suspects believed to be involved, in the 2000 block of North St. Both suspects fled on foot. One was apprehended.
Both suspects apprehended are juveniles and are being taken to a juvenile detention center, Ayres said.
The incident occurred near the Stephen F. Austin State University. Ayres says NPD is in communication with the University Police Department. At this time they do not believe there is any immediate threat on campus or in the area due to this incident.
According to a spokesperson for Stephen F. Austin State University, three people fled a traffic stop near campus.
According to Graham Garner with SFA, around 7 p.m., Nacogdoches police officers made a traffic stop near Panda Express. Three people fled the vehicle, two of whom were captured. One ran in a direction away from campus. There were no observable firearms involved.
University police have stepped up their patrols around campus as an added precaution, but there is no perceived threat to the campus or its community, Garner says.
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