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16-year-old found asleep in stolen van in Mount Pleasant

On June 1 at 1:48 AM, a Mount Pleasant Police K9 officer was on patrol near Graceland Boulevard and Ostergaard Avenue when he located a suspicious van parked on the side of the road with its lights on.

The officer discovered that the vehicle was stolen in Racine and after approaching the van learned that the suspect was sleeping in the driver’s seat.

The man was identified as a 16-year-old from Mount Pleasant. He ignored offers commands to exit the vehicle.

Officers forcibly removed the suspect from the stolen van and took him to the Racine County Jail.

Charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle without owner’s consent and several counts of bail jumping were referred to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. The suspect had been waived to adult court on previous charges.

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