Boys, ages 11 and 12, arrested after racing, crashing stolen car in St. Paul

The boys were arrested for stealing a vehicle.
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Two boys were arrested in St. Paul after allegedly stealing a car and then crashing it while drag racing. 

According to St. Paul Police Department, the incident was reported by 911 callers around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Thet reported that two cars were racing in the area of E. Ivy Ave. and Flandreau St. and one of the vehicles crashed into a retaining wall and struck a tree. 

The callers reported that five kids "immediately took off running." 

Two of the kids, boys, ages 11 and 12, respectively, were caught near the crash scene. The 12-year-old was arrested for auto theft and possession of a BB gun in public, which police say was thrown in the snow behind a bench and was "a realistic-looking replica of a .40 caliber handgun." 

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The 11-year-old was treated at Regions Hospital for minor injuries and then booked at the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center for stealing a vehicle. 

A second vehicle reported to be racing was gone from the scene when police arrived. 

Anyone with information about the racing incident is asked to call St. Paul PD at 651-291-1111.

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