6/16 9 Year Old Child Takes Family Car on Joy Ride

Early Saturday evening at about 5:25pm the  Washington County Sheriff’s Office received 911 calls reporting two young children had just taken a car from the parking lot of a boat dealership located on Highway 33 just west of the City of West Bend. According to the report from Sergeant Hennes, several of the callers were able to continue to follow the children as the car was driven West on Highway 33 then South onto Highway 144. Once in the area of Highway 144 and County K witnesses were able to get the car stopped, approach the car, turn the car off and remove the keys from the car. When officers arrived they found a 9 year and 4 year old were the only two persons in the car. The 9 year old had been driving the car and the 4 year old was the passenger.The two children indicated they wandered away from their home in the City of West Bend and were trying to get to their grandmothers house. The total distance driven by the 9 year old was about four miles. No injuries were reported, and no damage to property was found. No charges are being filed by the Washington County Sheriff Office. The West Bend Police Department and Washington County Human Services Department will be doing follow up investigations with the children.
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