The 13-year-old Huron boy was charged with juvenile delinquency by reason of burglary, unauthorized use of a car and driving without a license, a Huron police report said.
At about 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, the boy stole a 1996 Ford Crown Victoria from a 24-year-old Huron woman he knew, the report said.
The woman's parents owned the car and reported it stolen from their Atwood Place home. They told police the boy often visited their home to see the woman's 6-year-old son and walk her dog.
The boy entered the home through an unlocked door and stole the car keys. He then drove off in the vehicle, but later crashed it into a home in the 100 block of Overlook Drive.
When officers arrived, the teen told them he witnessed the crash and tried to chase the driver, but was unable to catch him, the report said.
Officers then interviewed multiple witnesses, all of whom described the teen as the driver of the vehicle.
One of the men who saw the crash told police he saw the teen exit the vehicle after the crash and ordered the boy to get back in the car and turn it off. The boy actually obeyed the man's orders, though he also asked the man not to call police "because his friend didn't know he had the vehicle," the report said.
Officers found glass and wood chips on the boy's hair and clothes, as well as marks on his arms that were consistent with injures caused by a vehicle airbag.