Pennsylvania state police continued to search Thursday for a missing 13-year-old Bucks County boy who drove away from his Milford Township home in a van early Sunday. The vehicle was last spotted in Virginia.
In a similar but unrelated incident in Utah on Monday, a Highway Patrol trooper stopped an SUV and discovered that the driver was a 5-year-old boy.
- A Bucks County athletic club has become a makeshift medical facility to help with COVID-19
- After online outrage, a Bucks County estate is fast-tracking a new wedding venue to keep up with coronavirus-related rescheduling
- Bucks County police officer tests positive for coronavirus; Pa. releases new list of businesses that can stay open during coronavirus shutdown
In the Pennsylvania case, Kadin Kent Willauer drove away from his home in his parents’ 2016 white Chrysler Town & Country minivan about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Shortly after, the teen was seen on surveillance video filling up the van at a gas station in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, state police said.
The minivan had a Pennsylvania license plate — tag number ZGW-4969 — that was taken from a vehicle parked at a shopping center in Richland Township, Trooper Christopher Cleveland said Thursday.
The Town & Country was last reported seen about 9:30 a.m. Sunday traveling south on I-95 in Virginia, police said.
Cleveland said there was no new information Thursday on the boy’s whereabouts or why he may have been heading south.
Kadin’s grandfather Kent Willauer, 72, of Milford Township, said Thursday that he hopes anyone with information about his grandson will call police.
Police described Kadin as 5-foot-9, 130 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black and white Hollister hoodie, a black baseball hat, and blue hiking boots. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police Dublin barracks at 215-249-9191.
In the Utah case, a Highway Patrol trooper stopped an SUV on I-15 in the Ogden area about 11:45 a.m. Monday, believing the driver was impaired. After the trooper turned on his siren, the driver pulled onto the left shoulder.
The trooper thought it was strange that he could not see the driver’s head from the rear window as he walked to the SUV, the Utah Department of Public Safety said in a news release.
He could be heard asking in a video posted on YouTube: “How old are you?”
The boy’s answer could be heard repeated in the trooper’s surprised voice: “You’re 5 years old. Wow!”
The Highway Patrol tweeted that the boy said he left his home after arguing with his mother because she refused to buy him a Lamborghini sports car.
“He decided he’d take the car and go to California to buy one himself,” the Highway Patrol said in the tweet. “He might have been short on the purchase amount, as he only had $3 dollars in his wallet.”