Three juveniles escaped from a camp for juvenile offenders early Saturday morning, broke into a residence and then stole a car and led police on a high-speed chase.
State police at Lehighton said the incidents began about 1:40 a.m. when three males from the Youth Services Agency Camp Adams, located in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, left the facility and went to a residence along Behrens Road and kicked in the door. They entered the residence and committed a robbery, troopers said, then took a vehicle from the property.
Kidder Township police observed the vehicle traveling along SR903 near the Pine Point Plaza. Township police attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver did not pull over and sped away. A chase then began and traveled onto Interstate 80 eastbound at a high rate of speed.
Multiple agencies became involved in the pursuit, which ended when police used stop sticks in the Tannersville area of Monroe County.
The three were taken into custody. Troopers said the three will be charged as adults since they utilized a deadly weapon during the commission of the robbery.
The homeowners/victims of the robbery and car theft were identified as Dennis Mikolawski, 65, Joyce Mikolawski, 62, and Rose Baum, 64, all of Jim Thorpe.