16-year-old girl steals vehicle from Westlake Recreation Center, police say
WESTLAKE, Ohio (WOIO) - A 16-year-old girl was charged with grand theft auto of a motor vehicle after stealing a vehicle from a recreation center on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Westlake Police Department.
Police say a patron of the Westlake Recreation Center called to report their vehicle had been stolen out of the parking lot around 12:15 p.m.
The victim was working out when someone grabbed the keys out of the facility and located the vehicle in the parking lot, police say.
Officers took a theft report and entered the car into the police database, officials say.
Police say around 2:15 p.m., the Middleburg Heights Police Department spotted the stolen vehicle in their city.
The car was stopped after a brief pursuit, police say.
A 16-year-old girl, from Westlake, was driving, and a juvenile passenger seat, officers say.
Charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle were filed with the juvenile court, officials say.
The girl was turned over to a relative, police say.
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