2 teens arrested after doing donuts with stolen car

September 8, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — Shortly after a car was reported stolen Friday afternoon, two suspects were apprehended in Shelby after they were spotted doing donuts with it, according to police.

A 17-year-old Hart man was arrested and charged with two counts of home invasion and one count of unlawful driving away of an automobile (UDAA), and a 15-year-old Hart boy was charged as a juvenile with one count of UDAA, said Hart Police Chief Dan Leimback today. The adult suspect was expected to be arraigned in 78th District Court later this afternoon, Leimback said.

“At 2 o’clock Friday, a ‘91 Pontiac was reported stolen in Hart,” the chief said. “A BOL (be on the lookout) was put out. There was a report of a car similar to that car doing donuts in the Shelby area. Units in the area were looking for the car.”

Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Detective Shane Hasty spotted the stolen car, Leimback said. Hasty, another OCSO unit and troopers from the Hart post of the Michigan State Police stopped the vehicle, and the suspects were arrested.

The suspects had allegedly entered another Hart home the previous day, and items were taken from both homes, Leimback said. Both houses were unlocked, and no one was home. The keys were in the car that was reportedly stolen, he said. One house is located on Griswold Street, and the other home is on Mason Street, he said.

Police did not immediately have a value amount for the ‘91 Pontiac, but Leimback said it was in good condition and its owner enters it in area classic car shows.

Hart police are still investigating the burned car that was reported at the Hart Dam last week and trying to determine whether it is a car that was stolen from the Oceana County Fairgrounds parking lot during the fair, Aug. 23.

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