Son driving truck dad had reported stolen

Sandusky police recovered a stolen truck and other items Saturday evening from three out-of-state teenage boys, who were possibly on their way to Cedar Point.
Sandusky Register Staff
Sep 16, 2013

Police were driving behind a truck with a loud exhaust and ran a license plate check, discovering the truck was reported stolen by a Mishawaka, Ind. man, according to a Sandusky police report.

Police ordered the driver to shut the truck off and to throw the keys out the window. The driver threw out a screwdriver, the report said.

The driver turned out to be the 17-year-old son of the truck owner. The teenager told police the ignition was messed up, and he needed the screwdriver to start the truck.

Passengers in the truck were Michael Sheets, 18, of Indiana, and a 17-year-old boy from Michigan, according to the report.

Police recovered a safe, gas cards and personal checks, which the vehicle owner had reported stolen.

Police also found marijuana and a gas mask bong in the truck, according to the report. A mother of one of the passengers told police the boys had told her they were going to Cedar Point.

The driver was charged with receiving stolen property, driving under suspension, excessive exhaust, no license plate light, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, the report states.

Sheets was charged with receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the report. The 17-year-old passenger was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.