Teen Steals Car in Lake Villa Then Goes Missing, May Be “Armed and Dangerous”

(Lake Villa, IL)  A 13-year-old boy remains missing, after stealing a vehicle in Lake Villa last week. Police say the boy, who is a DCFS ward of the state, was able to access a staff member’s car keys last Friday morning at the Palombi Middle School. Authorities say the SUV was found early Tuesday morning in Rockford, but the teen was not found with it. Officials believe while on the run, the boy may have been able to access a firearm, and should be considered armed and dangerous. Other law enforcement agencies have been alerted about the situation, but no further details are being released at this point.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (4-13-22)