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Waynesboro teen in custody following reported vehicle theft

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A 17-year-old Waynesboro juvenile faces two charges following the theft of a vehicle reported early Friday morning.

Shortly before 7 a.m. this morning, a Waynesboro police officer took a report for a stolen 2018 Volkswagen Atlas that had been taken overnight from the area of Shawnee Road and Northgate Avenue in the City of Waynesboro.

Approximately one hour later, the vehicle was observed occupied and running in the area of South Laurel Avenue and 12th Street.  Upon arrival, officers safely secured the stolen vehicle and detained the male juvenile operator, who was found sleeping in the driver’s seat.

As the officers were attempting to awaken the juvenile, one of them observed a 40 caliber Glock handgun stuck between the driver’s seat and the center console of the vehicle. They safely secured the firearm as well with no further incident.

The teen is currently in the custody of the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center.

This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

No additional information will be released at this time.

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