A teen faces criminal charges after Anchorage police say he was caught driving a vehicle that was reported stolen a day before.

On Friday around 8:42 a.m., a caller reported that their 2002 gray Chevy Silverado was stolen after it had been dropped off for service at a business on the 7400 block of the Old Seward Highway. The business reportedly had the keys when the vehicle was stolen from the parking lot. 

The next day, police received a call around 9:41 a.m. about a vehicle that was driving on a bike path hear the 2000 block of Fiddlehead Place in Midtown. A few minutes later, another call came in about the vehicle being abandon by several people in the same area. 

"While officers were headed to the area, another caller stated the people got back in the vehicle and began driving away," police wrote. "Officers located the occupied vehicle at a residence on the 200-block of Clover Hollow Court."

The two people inside the vehicle were taken to APD for questioning. Police say a computer check showed the Chevy was the one that was stolen from the business that was servicing it the day before but had plates registered to another vehicle. 

"The officers saw damage to the steering column and ignition," police said.

The teen who was caught driving the Chevy was taken to McLaughlin Youth Center. Charges were forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

The adult male passenger was not charged.

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