A motorcyclist has been arrested on suspicion of several offences, but another teenager made off from police after being stopped in Denton.
Officers from Tameside District Tasking Team came across the two male teenagers riding a motorcycle on Windmill Lane on Sunday evening (11 October).
The rider, a 16-year-old, was detained at the scene but the pillion passenger managed to flee.
Police say a check on the motorbike revealed that it had been reported stolen in July from the Blackpool area of Lancashire.
The rider was searched and found to be in possession of a small quantity of cannabis.
He was arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without the owner's consent, possession of class B drugs (cannabis), and driving otherwise in accordance with a licence and no insurance.
The teenager remains in custody awaiting interview.
Police added that the pillion passenger, a 15-year-old, was identified and he will "be dealt with at a later stage".
Images: GMP Tameside North and East team