JACKSON — Township police found two male teenagers missing from a group home sitting in a stolen pickup truck on Tuesday afternoon.
A 15-year-old from Jackson and a 13-year-old from Holmdel were taken into custody and the vehicle was impounded, according to Jackson police.
Officers on patrol before noon were checking an undeveloped cul-de-sac, off of Clearstream Road, when they saw a gray 2007 Ford F150 pickup with a red tailgate.
The truck matched the description from a reported suspicious incident on Monday, roughly four miles away on North Boston Road.
Further investigation found that the Ford had been reported stolen out of Asbury Park.
Both teens initially gave false names after being approached by police, who then confirmed that the duo had been reported missing out of a group home in another county.
They were each charged on a juvenile complaint with hindering apprehension and receiving stolen property — the younger teen was later turned over to a family member.
The 15-year-old was taken to the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center on an outstanding warrant for violation of probation.
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