16-year-old steals truck to see girlfriend

BLOOMINGDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A 16-year-old landed himself in trouble after allegedly stealing a pickup truck to see his girlfriend.

Deputies noticed a suspicious vehicle parked partially on the road in the 38000 block of County Road 390 in Bloomingdale Township around 11:50 p.m. Sunday.

While speaking with the 16-year-old driver, a deputy discovered that he had no valid operator’s license.

A 17-year-old female was also in the pickup truck which was confirmed to be stolen out of Allegan County.

Both teens were turned over to their parents.

A copy of the incident is being forwarded to the Van Buren County Prosecutor’s Office requesting charges for Operating a Motor Vehicle with No Valid Operator’s License and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at 269.657.3101, Crime Stoppers at 1.800.342.7867, or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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