A 13-year-old carjacking suspect was arrested Dec. 13, 2013, after crashing a stolen vehicle in the 2900 block of Adeline Street in West Oakland. The
A 13-year-old carjacking suspect was arrested Dec. 13, 2013, after crashing a stolen vehicle in the 2900 block of Adeline Street in West Oakland. The suspect simulated a gun and stole the 2000 Honda Accord from 78-year-old man in the area of Ninth and Alice streets about 10:40 a.m. (Oakland Police Department)

OAKLAND -- A 13-year-old carjacking suspect was arrested Friday morning after crashing a stolen vehicle in West Oakland while being pursued by police, authorities said.

A suspect simulating a gun had stolen the 2000 Honda Accord from a 78-year-old man in the area of Ninth and Alice streets about 10:40 a.m. Friday. The incident took place three blocks from the scene of another carjacking on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Police were aware of vehicles taken in similar recent carjackings and being abandoned in West Oakland and officers were in the area when they saw the Honda driving by.

It was pursued to the 2900 block of Adeline Street, where a police car deliberately nudged the Honda to force it to stop. The Honda sideswiped a BMW parked on the street, hit a tree and porch railing at one house before flipping on its side and hitting another vehicle parked in the driveway of an adjacent house. Police did not find a gun in the vehicle.

Police believe the youth is part of a group responsible for numerous carjackings and robberies in the past few weeks. Police said the suspects use the carjacked vehicles to commit mostly street robberies, which have been happening frequently in both Oakland and Berkeley.

The suspect was taken to a hospital for evaluation, police said. No one else was injured.


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Adeline Street was closed in both directions between 28th and 30th streets while the incident was investigated.