His grandmother was at her home in the 2200 block of Milan Road when she heard her Ford Expedition start at about 10 p.m. and then realized her grandson was missing from her house.
She told police he was likely with a friend at an apartment on Remington Avenue.
Officers found the Expedition driving in the area and tried to stop the vehicle. The Expedition pulled into a parking lot and started to slow, but as police pulled alongside it, the vehicle accelerated across the parking lot, started to make a right turn, then slid into a snowdrift and stopped near a pole.
Both the 14-year-old driver and an unidentified passenger ran from the vehicle, and officers followed on foot, catching the driver when he lay down in the street.
The passenger escaped. The boy was charged with unauthorized use of motor vehicle, obstructing official business, failure to comply with the signal of a police officer, no operator’s license, reckless operation, unattended motor vehicle and unruly juvenile. He was taken to the juvenile detention center.