SOUTH LYON (WWJ) – Oakland County authorities are searching for two teens who allegedly took a pair of stolen ATVs on a joy ride early Wednesday morning.
Sheriff’s officials say the suspects, who are believed to be between 14 and 17 years, drove off in the off-road vehicles that belong to the maintenance crew at South Lyon East High School, located in the 52000 block of 10 Mile Road in South Lyon.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Theaters & Politics
Deputies caught sight of the suspects at around 3:30 a.m. and tried to stop them. When a chase ensued, one of the ATVs ended up in a pond — but the young thieves ran into the woods behind the school.
A K-9 unit was dispatched, but the teens couldn’t be located. They’re wanted on a charge of unlawful driving away of an automobile.READ MORE: CDC: New Listeria Outbreak Tied To 23 Illnesses, 1 Death
The two ATVs, which school officials say were taken from a gated utility area, were impounded and the incident was referred to detectives with the OCSO auto theft unit.
One of the suspects is described a black male teen wearing all black. There was no description available of the second suspect. They both remained at large later Wednesday.MORE NEWS: Red Wings Hire Lightning Assistant Derek Lalonde As Coach