PORTLAND, Ore. — Two 15-year-old boys have been arrested after police say they stole a TriMet bus from the facility’s maintenance garage in Portland and taking it for a spin.
Portland Police said in a statement that the teens, both runaways, were stopped by Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies several miles away, in Milwaukie early Tuesday.
The driver was lodged into a juvenile detention facility on charges of burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle and other charges. The other teen, a runaway from Deschutes County, was also lodged into the facility on charges of possessing a stolen vehicle, criminal trespass and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Before they were arrested, transit police responded to a report of two teens walking through a secure area at TriMet’s Center Street Garage in Portland. The officers searched the parking lot of buses and quickly learned that a bus had been driven off the lot.