BROOKFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – Brookfield police arrested a 17-year-old boy who they say was found with a car that had been stolen from Youngstown.
Police Chief Dan Faustino said an officer spotted the car just before noon on Sept. 29 parked at Dollar General and realized that it had been reported stolen. He said the teen who had been driving the stolen Kia was found hiding in the store, according to a police report.
Police also reported finding marijuana, a pipe and a grinder in the vehicle.
According to the report, the teen denied driving the vehicle, saying a friend was driving it. When asked for his friend’s name, he said the driver wasn’t his friend but someone that had picked him up at Speedway in Sharon.
Police said the teen then told them that a man had given him the car at Speedway.
Police said the ignition of the vehicle had been broken out of the car and a pair of wire cutters had been used to start the vehicle.
The teen faces charges of receiving stolen property and possession of criminal tools and drug paraphernalia.