Late night pursuit ends with arrest of three teenagers

NORFOLK, Neb. -- A trio of teenagers is facing charges after a late-night police pursuit.

Just before midnight, a Norfolk Police officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle did not stop, allegedly fleeing at a high rate of speed. Other officers in the area monitored the vehicle and eventually saw that it had become disabled in the 1300 block of S. 13th Street.

As an officer pulled up behind the car, four occupants of the vehicle fled on foot, according to a release issued by Norfolk Police Capt. Mike Bauer. Officers noted the presence of alcohol in the vehicle.

Three suspects were located near Love’s parking lot on Monroe Avenue. One of the suspects was identified as Sheila J. Reyna, of Norfolk. After further investigation, Reyna was arrested for minor in possession of alcohol and obstructing a police officer.

The other two suspects allegedly provided false identities before police positively identified both. The 16-year-old male driver was cited for felony flight to avoid arrest, minor in possession of alcohol, no operator’s license, false reporting, and willful reckless driving.

A 17-year-old female was cited for false reporting, obstructing a police officer and minor in consumption of alcohol. Both juveniles were released to their parents.