6 teens arrested after crashing stolen car getting onto Beltline, police say

MADISON, Wis. — Six teenagers ranging in age from 14 to 17 were arrested after police said they crashed a stolen vehicle while getting onto the Beltline Saturday morning.

In a news release, police said the vehicle was reported stolen around 7:15 a.m. Saturday from a home in the 9600 block of Shadow Ridge Trail on the city’s far west side. A resident said someone entered the home overnight and took the vehicle.

Around three hours after getting the stolen vehicle report, dispatchers got a call about a vehicle losing control and going off the road on the ramp from Gammon Road to the eastbound Beltline. A group of teens ran from the scene; most were arrested nearby and one — a 14-year-old — was arrested at West Towne Mall, police said.

Three teens — the 14-year-old as well as a 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl — were taken to the Juvenile Reception Center. The release said the girl admitted to driving the stolen vehicle.

Three other teens — a 15-year-old boy, a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy — were released to an adult. Police said the 16-year-old had a BB gun on him at the time he was arrested.

Police said the teens face tentative charges ranging from burglary to operating a motor vehicle without consent.