The 13-year-old Milwaukee boy accused of breaking into Porcaro Ford and stealing a car, leading police on a high speed chase and then crashing that vehicle is in custody in Milwaukee County and facing felonies here as well.
Mount Pleasant police say the boy was with other subjects Monday when they broke into the Porcaro Ford dealership and stole at least three vehicles; a Ford Transit and two Ford Explorers. Officers on patrol spotted the cars driving west on Washington Avenue without their headlights and attempted to pull them over, but the drivers instead sped away.
The chase was called off for safety reasons but police were notified that one car had crashed into a culvert in the median at West Road and Highway 20, and it was on fire. Police caught the boy after he tried to flee the scene on foot. He was injured and transported to Wheaton Franciscan before being taken by Flight for Life to Children’s Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
After the boy was released Tuesday, he was taken to a juvenile detention facility in Milwaukee County to face burglary charges and other felonies. Here in Racine County, he is facing charges of burglary, attempting to flee a police officer, reckless endangerment, operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent and possession of burglary tools.
Police believe the stolen Explorers – one white and one grey – are in the Milwaukee area.