Teen busted for stealing semi-truck, tractor

Central Point, Ore. – A 15-year-old was taken into custody after allegedly stealing a tractor and a semi-truck.

According to the Central Point Police Department, the male teen was caught during a high-risk traffic stop at the intersection East Pine Street and 6th Street around 10:20 Thursday morning.

Police determined he stole a John Deere tractor from Hamrick Road in Central Point and drove it to Commercial Drive in Medford.

At that location, the teen stole a semi-truck to drive back to Central Point.

Officers said the juvenile told them he had committed a similar crime earlier in this month.

The teen was lodged at a juvenile detention hall for the crimes he allegedly committed.

CPPD officers said they are glad nobody was hurt while the untrained driver operated heavy machinery on public streets.

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