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A Racine teenager has been charged as an adult with driving a stolen vehicle for a September incident.

Christopher D. Shaw Jr., is charged with driving a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and misdemeanor theft. If convicted, he could spend up to three years in prison. A co-defendant, also 15, is charged with a misdemeanor count of theft.

On Sept. 6, police were sent to the 1500 block of Carlisle in Racine, after a woman learned her car had been stolen. The car had gone missing on Sept. 4, she said, and Racine police found it around 10 a.m. that day. Her wallet and keys had been in the car when it was stolen. She reported it had been “ransacked,” and that the money was missing from her wallet, and her keys were not in the car.

The woman said she could not take the vehicle after it was found because she didn’t have the keys. She made arrangements to pick it up a few days later, but it disappeared before she could come back to get it.

The vehicle was recovered in Kenosha, after a high-speed chase.

Shaw was given a $2,500 cash bond and a $2,500 signature bond.

Shaw is next due in court Oct. 27.

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