Police say a 10-year-old Orrington boy who was reported missing Sunday hit a police cruiser with a car he stole in Penobscot County.

The boy was reported missing from Snows Center Road around 7:45 p.m. and investigating deputies from the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office were told he may be driving a vehicle on Johnson Mill Road. A Holden police officer assisting with the search found the vehicle, which the boy initially pulled over, police said.

When the officer confirmed the boy was driving the car, he attempted to box the vehicle in, according to the sheriff’s office. The boy started to drive away and struck the side of the Holden police car.

The officer was able to detain the boy and remove him from the vehicle, which was later reported stolen from Brewer. Both vehicles received minor damage.

Neither the officer nor the boy was injured, police said. The boy was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated.

The sheriff’s office was assisted in the incident by Holden police, Maine State Police, Maine Warden Service and the Orrington Fire Department.

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