The latest incident was Sunday, when the 9-year-old boy and his 4-year-old nephew
Capt. Tim Dehring told Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday that the boys, ages 9 and 4, were taken into protective custody after the latest incident on Sunday. Authorities said previously that the boys were headed to a park but ended up in a ditch. Neither child was injured.
Dehring says the 9-year-old is the 4-year-old's uncle and they live together with their mothers. He says police are seeking charges against both women and the live-in boyfriend of the 9-year-old's mother.
Dehring says the joyrides threaten public safety and must stop.