Home struck by stolen vehicle in Nikiski

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Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 3:12 PM AKDT
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NIKISKI, Alaska (KTUU) - A 14-year-old is accused of stealing and driving a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado and crashing it into a Nikiski home Saturday night, according to Alaska State Troopers.

The Soldotna troopers K-9 team said they had responded to a stolen vehicle at 8:58 p.m. on Island Lake Road and found the juvenile, who is accused of causing significant damage to the vehicle and about $20,000 in damage to the home.

The 14-year-old had already been on probation for vehicle theft and first-degree eluding at the time of the crash, AST wrote.

The juvenile was arrested and taken to the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility where he was remanded on vehicle theft, violating probation, and two counts of criminal mischief.