Mykelti Hight told police she wanted to go for an all-terrain vehicle ride Wednesday morning, but she couldn’t find the key to her own four-wheeler.

So she allegedly took her stepmother’s Polaris Sportsman 500 HO instead.

Hight, 18, of Moore Street, Hartland, allegedly burglarized her stepmother’s home on Canaan Road in Hartland and took the vehicle from the garage, according to Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster.

Deputy Brian Crater and Detective Michael Ross, of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, investigated a report that Hight had been seen on the four-wheeler about 15 minutes before the theft report. The burglary happened around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The theft was reported at 9 a.m.

Lancaster said Crater found Hight, and “upon questioning, Hight confessed to committing the burglary and taking the ATV without consent.”

Lancaster said Hight went on a “lengthy ride.”

Hight was arrested on charges of burglary and theft and was taken to the Somerset County jail, where she was released on bail.

The burglary charge is a class B felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The theft charge is a misdemeanor.

Hight was given a court date of July 15.

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