Teenagers, 14 and 15, faces charges in New Hartford car thefts

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NEW HARTFORD — Two Utica teenagers have been charged with felonies after law enforcement officials said they are responsible for a sting of stolen motor vehicles.

Police said they were investigating at least eight auto thefts between July and August that involved unlocked vehicles stolen out of driveways throughout the town. Over the course of the investigation, police said they were able to identify a 14-year-old male and a 15-year-old male as being responsible.

Both teens are from Utica.

Their identities were not released due to their young ages.

One teen was found to have entered a garage and stolen items from the vehicle inside, and that teen was charged with third-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny, police said. The other teen was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny for one of the stolen vehicles.

Police said both teens were processed and released to their parents. They are scheduled to appear in Family Court.

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