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Three youngsters face costs.

PUTNAM VALLEY – Three Putnam Valley youngsters have been arrested after a chase and manhunt within the woods and accused of stealing bikes, weapons and different gadgets throughout a current string of thefts in Putnam Valley.

The three boys, one 17 years previous, one sixteen and one 15, have been arrested on felony expenses, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Workplace stated Tuesday.

Police stated the investigation started on Saturday morning, when a number of residents of the Wildwood Knolls neighborhood reported gadgets stolen from their automobiles in a single day.

One resident stated two bikes had been stolen from a indifferent storage on Evergreen Means, and one other resident stated that his loaded handgun had been stolen from his automotive, police stated.

Round 2:forty five p.m. Saturday, one of many residents advised police that he noticed the sixteen- and 17-yr-olds, driving across the neighborhood on an ATV, and that he acknowledged them because the suspected thieves. The person referred to as 911 and adopted the ATV in his automotive.

Police stated the 2 youngsters tried to flee and ended up colliding with the person’s automotive. The teenagers jumped off the ATV, obtained into a quick confrontation with the person, then ran into the woods, police stated.

A few dozen sheriff’s deputies and investigators, a Okay-9 unit and a state police helicopter searched the world. Police stated they recognized the suspects and referred to as one among them on his cellphone, and persuaded the pair to give up.

The sixteen- and 17-yr-olds have been arrested on Tinker Hill Street, police stated, and the stolen handgun and ammunition have been discovered within the woods, and the 2 stolen bikes have been discovered.

The investigation revealed a 3rd suspect, who was discovered to have a stolen motorbike and a rifle that had been stolen from the Floradan Estates neighborhood on the town a couple of weeks in the past, police stated. He was additionally arrested.

Police stated investigators searched the house of one of many teenagers and located quite a few gadgets that had been reported stolen throughout automotive break-ins within the space during the last a number of months.

The 17-yr-previous was charged with third- and fourth-diploma grand larceny and third- and fourth-diploma felony possession of stolen property, all felonies. The sixteen-yr-previous was charged with fourth-diploma grand larceny and two counts of fourth-diploma felony possession of stolen property.

Each teenagers have been arraigned in Putnam Valley City Courtroom and have been being held on the Putnam County jail on $2,500 bail or $5,000 bond.

The 15-yr-previous was charged with two counts of fourth-diploma felony possession of stolen property and was launched to his mom to await motion in Putnam County Household Courtroom, police stated.

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