Apple Valley Police were on a routine patrol Wednesday night just before 11:30pm near Arapahoe Avenue and Quinnault Road when they saw a Toyota Camry backing out of a fenced parking lot belonging to Caliber Collision. The fence was damaged, and it appeared the vehicle had driven right through it. 

Police approached the Toyota, the suspect, later identified as a 15-year-old boy booked it on foot. It didn't take long before he was located, hiding under a car. Police took him into custody without any incident.

It was later learned the juvenile was a runaway from the Anoka Boys Home. He was transported back to the home where he was cited for vehicle theft and vandalism.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy J. Chapdelaine at the Apple Valley Police Department at (760) 240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at