10-Year-Old Caught Driving Stolen Car Through Portland, Police Say


       Portland police pulled over a 10-year-old driving a stolen Kia through North Portland early Friday morning, officials said.

An officer was in a patrol car near North Vancouver Avenue and Lombard Street at 1:18 a.m. when she saw two cars, including the stolen Kia, speeding out of a fast-food restaurant parking lot. The officer followed the Kia, which was driving erratically, until it came to a stop at North Kerby Avenue and Rosa Parks Way, police said.

The 10-year-old driver and a 13-year-old passenger both put their hands up when approached by the officer. The children were released to their guardians, police said.

The Kia’s owner later retrieved the car, which had a broken back passenger window and a damaged ignition.