11-Year-Old Boy Goes on Joy Ride

PUTNAM COUNTY, IN – Friday morning, Indiana State Police Trooper John Myers from the Putnamville Post responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was originally reported stolen out of Indianapolis. The vehicle was reported to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

The vehicle reported stolen was a 2005 black Pontiac Bonneville. The reporting party and also the owner of the vehicle stated that her 11-year-old son had taken the vehicle.

The vehicle eventually was located on US 40 near County Road 300 East with the help of OnStar, in Putnam County. The juvenile in possession of the vehicle told Trooper Myers that he was just going to go around the block, but decided to just keep going.  He ended up traveling on I-70 and took exit 37 north towards US 40.  The juvenile then stated he decided to head back home but ran out of gas.  After consulting with the family and prosecutors office no charges are going to be filed at this time.