Police nabbed a juvenile on a vehicle tampering charge when they recovered a stolen vehicle Wednesday near 26th and Main streets in Joplin.

Capt. Nick Jimenez said a 14-year-old boy was located near the stolen 2009 Chevrolet car and referred to juvenile authorities.

The vehicle belonging to Dessie Willard, of Joplin, had been stolen early Wednesday morning from the 1200 block of East Markwardt Street.