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Boy, accomplice arrested in theft of truck, police say

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Gazette staff
January 5, 2012
— Police arrested a 13-year-old boy after police pulled him over Tuesday while he was driving a stolen pickup truck, according to the Janesville Police Department.

Police pulled over a GMC Sierra pickup truck for a blown headlight at about 12:36 a.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of Center Avenue, according to reports.


Police arrested the truck's occupants, a 13-year-old Janesville boy and Emilio A. Gonzales, 18, of 210 Riverside St. after an officer learned they had taken the vehicle without the owner's permission, according to reports.


The boy was driving the truck at the time of the traffic stop, according to reports.


Police reported Gonzales and the boy ran from an officer, but another officer responding to the incident located them outside a nearby business.


Police said the thieves took the truck from a garage at a residence in the 100 block of South Locust Street, where it was parked with the keys inside. The truck's owner reportedly had no ties with either of the thieves, said Janesville Police Sgt. Brian Vaughn.


Gonzales and the boy both were arrested for operating a vehicle without owner's consent and burglary, according to reports. The boy, who also was arrested for obstructing and violating curfew, was referred to Janesville authorities.


Gonzales was taken to Rock County Jail, according to reports.



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