Rochester, N.Y. — A 17-year-old is facing several charges, accused of stealing a car with a three-month-old baby inside and fleeing police before crashing.
Rochester Police say she was arraigned Wednesday morning on first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, endangering the welfare of a child, and fourth-degree grand larceny.
Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to East Ridge Road near Seneca Avenue for the report of a stolen car that was left running with the keys inside. The caller reported that a baby was in the back seat.
Several law enforcement agencies responded. About 20 minutes later, officers spotted the stolen vehicle near Dewey Avenue and West Ridge Road. When police tried to stop the car, the driver took off, leading police on a chase.
The chase ended at the corner of Pattonwood Drive and St. Paul Boulevard in Irondequoit. The suspect crashed after failing to navigate a turn.
The baby was saved by officers and was not injured. For precautionary reasons, the child was sent to the hospital to be checked out.
The teen was arrested at the scene. She was arraigned Tuesday night. The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office requested $50,000 cash bail, $150,000 bond, or $300,000 partially-secured bond. The judge set bail at $20,000 cash bail, $10,000 bond, or $20,000 partially-secured bond.
The investigation is ongoing.