Teens Caught After Limo Goes Missing In Butler Co.

ADAMS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) —  A group of teenagers who took a limousine early this morning and left the driver behind in Butler County  have been caught.

It was just after 6 a.m. when police from Adams Township got a call from Mars Area High School. It was a distressed limo driver on the other end.

“There was a limo driver there that had got a call for a fare,” Chief William Westermen, of the Adams Township Police Department. “He went there to pick some people up and there was five to six kids.”

It turns out the driver showed up in a Cadillac sedan and the kids piled in.

“He explained to them that they needed some money and they rooted around and they came up with $19, and he told them, ‘Well, I can’t take you anywhere.’ They wanted to go to the Greyhound station in Pittsburgh,” said Chief Westermen.

“When he got out to get the stuff out of the trunk, two of the girls stayed in the car, and then they locked the doors, and one of the boys or somebody jumped in, pulled down a little farther at the school and picked two more kids up and away they went,” he added.

The vehicle was recovered at the Oliver High School parking lot around 6:30 p.m. Three juveniles were taken into custody by the Adams Township Police.

A fourth juvenile is also in custody, but two other juveniles and an adult are still missing.

Police were looking at video surveillance tape from the high school for any clues. Earlier in the day, the chief was confident the kids and the car would be found.

“Kids just don’t think too well and they don’t like being told what to do at the home… so this is where we’re going with it and I believe they next facility they go to will be a lock down facility,” Chief Westermen added.

The kids were staying the Mars Home for Youth.

They released a statement saying: ”For more than 130 years, Mars Home for Youth has successfully helped troubled youth develop into contributing members of our society.

”We regret that the individuals involved in the August 3rd incident cast a shadow over the achievements of the thousands of people we have helped to realize success at home, in school, in careers and in the community.

”We are conducting an internal investigation and are grateful to the Adams Township Police and we are continuing to work with them.”

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One Comment

  1. Dave says:

    Did the article mention if it was the youth home on Rt 228 across from the highschool?

    1. Kay says:

      It is the youth home on Rt 228.

  2. Paul says:

    The article said the home was across the street from a high school, and that’s where they asked the limo to come to, the high school. It didn’t mention any street name, but from what you said, it sounds like it may be the same place.

  3. bob davie says:

    The owner of Star Limousine is a convicted federal felon.

  4. BB says:

    I don’t know, sounds like they think pretty well to me with this plan. Don’t under-estimate the savvy of these kids. I worked at a delinquent facility, bad behavior doesn’t automatically mean stupid, some were extremely intelligent.

  5. Eric says:

    Sounds like the kids got the idea from the ones who stole 3 limo’s earlier this week and trashed them. Monkey see monkey do.

  6. Anonymous says:

    MHY is a total joke, Its located between the high school and middle school. They think they’ve been helping but thats definatly not the case. They are more worried about covering up thier poor performances, and trying to fight the pending union that the employees want.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Yes the home on 228. I live near there, kids are always running from that place.

  8. Dan says:

    The only thing that is good about the MYH is that they lend their land to the local soccer org. But there’s been talk that that may change soon…

  9. Anonymous says:

    I used to work there! That place needs shut down! Kids do whatever they want, along with the staff, the place is a total JOKE!…kids are allowed to run and be captured over and over again! There is absolutely no structure and whenever theres a problem the police are called to fix there mess-ups. All of administration has no idea what their doing and would rather put the workload on the workers and provide no direction! Staff are scared of the kids and the place is run by the kids!…hence this situation!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I used to work there.MHY is a complete joke! They arent worried about them kids, administration is more worried about collecting a paycheck than actualy doing their jobs and helping those kids! There is absolutely no structure, hence THIS! The staff are scared of the kids, the kids run the place. That place needs shut down bad!

  11. Common Sense says:

    What does race have to do with crime ?

    1. Common Sense says:

      Blacks commit more crimes.

  12. HAHA says:

    Just saying, KDKA need to get their cars right. The picture that they showed was of a Benz not a Caddy.

  13. Robbie says:

    the Bluemen have always been instigators and proponents of juvenile disrespect to elders and authority. So have the green men who disrupted the Canucks games! YES COLOR IS A DEFINITE FACTOR!

  14. Hit Boy says:

    Had a step child that needed help, doctor said to put her there it would help her. It did. It helped turn her into a gangster!

  15. Anon says:

    I asked if this youth home predominately houses blacks and the comment was removed? Not even allowed to ask anymore? Hello George Orwell…

  16. jamie campalongo says:

    Bob DeLucia, the owner of the limo company, is a mobster and generally a well hated human being from everyone that knows him.

  17. Isabella says:

    I’ve worked in this industry in the past, including Mars Home and other agencies. Its interesting to see negative remarks about organizations that do so much when they’re provided so little by the state and counties that they serve. All the best to Mars Home and the difficult work that they all do there, from just keeping the doors open in this economy to the care given to the children every day.

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