Wakeman boy, 14, arrested in mom's stolen car

Cary Ashby • Feb 4, 2014 at 1:07 PM

A village boy was arrested in Norwalk after he reportedly stole his mother's Ford Focus.

The Wakeman Police Department received a call between 2 and 3 a.m. Sunday from the suspect's probation officer about the 14-year-old boy having a broken ankle monitor.

"Officers searched the residence, looking for the ankle monitor," Chief Tim Hunker said.

Police then were told the boy had stolen his mother's car.

"He ended up in the city of Norwalk," Hunker said.

Norwalk officers stopped the car in the parking lot of a local pizza establishment.

"It happened early Sunday morning," Hunker said.

After being arrested, the boy was transported to the Seneca County Youth Center.

"He's been on house arrest for months," said Hunker, who noted the boy's underlying conviction was for a property crime.

"We've had numerous incidents with this child. ... He definitely will be booked on a probation violation," the chief added.

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