Two Sedalia teens were arrested Tuesday during an investigation involving stolen vehicles.

At 2:09 a.m., Sedalia Police were called to the 900 block of South State Fair Blvd., on suspicious activity. Upon arrival, Ofc. Schmitt saw a vehicle leaving the 1900 block of W. 10th and followed it.

The vehicle drove to the 2100 block of West Broadway and stopped in the parking lot of a business. Two people exited the vehicle and one began running. The other one initially complied, but then also ran from the officer. Schmitt chased after him and he was soon located and arrested by Ofc. Cook. That suspect was identified as 17-year-old Izaak H. Bartley of Sedalia. He was being held at the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold.

Officers found out the vehicle in question had been stolen just prior to their arrival. Later in the day, Ofcs. Hammond, Mittelhauser and Det. Fellows located the other suspect who ran and arrested him. He was identified as 17-year-old Austin J. Hedrick of Sedalia. He was also taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold.

Investigation and questioning by Det. Travis St. Cyr led to the request of additional charges against Bartley and Hedrick. They were allegedly involved in the theft of three other vehicles Sept. 7, one of which was crashed into a light pole after it was stolen.

Charges against Izaak Bartley include:

Felony Stealing
Three counts of 1st degree Tampering With a Motor Vehicle
One count of 2nd degree Tampering With a Motor Vehicle
Felony Resisting Arrest
Felony Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Misdemeanor Stealing
Minor in Possession of Tobacco

Charges against Austin Hedrick include:

Four counts of 1st degree tampering With a Motor Vehicle
Felony Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Felony Stealing
Felony Resisting Arrest
Misdemeanor Stealing

Pettis County Jail