Sheriff’s Office: 13-year-old boy arrested for stealing social worker's car

MILWAUKEE -- A 13-year-old boy was arrested Thursday afternoon, July 23rd for stealing his social worker's car.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a stolen car at the Day Health Center on W. Watertown Plank Road around 2:30 p.m.

According to officials, the social worker drove a 13-year-old juvenile from a group home to the health center to get his medications checked.  She was meeting with him in a conference room when he left to go to the restroom and did not return.  She then noticed her car keys were missing.

Deputies were able to track the stolen vehicle through OnStar reports and located the vehicle at 49th Street and Medford Avenue at 4:00 p.m.  The driver fled at a high rate of speed and OnStar remotely decelerated the car at 60th Street and Hope Avenue, and five subjects jumped out of the car.

Sheriff’s deputies and Milwaukee police officers pursued them on foot and apprehended all five subjects.

Arrested along with the 13-year-old male driver were two males, ages 14 and 16, one who was on probation for Armed Robbery, and two females ages 13 and 14.  The driver was on probation for Possession of a Firearm.