A Graves County teen was arrested and jailed Saturday after a child-sized jeep was reported stolen from a garage.
The Graves County Sheriff's office said a Coolster gas-powered children's jeep was taken during a burglary from an unattached garage at a home on the 2300 block of Ky. 121 North.
Deputy John Cavin responded at about 10:25 a.m. and his investigation led him to track the jeep’s tire impressions on foot through the grass and mud across the property of Central Elementary School and Graves County High School. The tire impressions stopped at Oak Hills Swim Club.
Cavin was contacted by Deputy Jamie Clark, who received information that the jeep was at a residence on Park Terrace. Kentucky State Police Trooper Justin Rundles had been at a residence on Park Terrace on another burglary and stolen vehicle complaint. During that investigation, the jeep was found on the property, the sheriff's office said.
A juvenile also was seen driving the jeep and throwing the ignition key into the grass and shrubs next to the residence, the sheriff's office reported.
The 15-year-old male that was reportedly operating the jeep was taken into custody and charged with burglary third degree. He was taken to McCracken County Juvenile Detention Center.