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Syracuse teen charged in fourth vehicle theft this month

Associated Press

A Syracuse teen is accused of stealing four vehicles over the past five weeks in Oneida and Onondaga counties.

Posted: Sep 28, 2021 4:18 PM
Updated: Sep 28, 2021 4:32 PM

SULLIVAN, N.Y. -- A Syracuse teen is accused of stealing four vehicles over the past five weeks in Oneida and Onondaga counties. 

Paul L. Ross, 18, was arrested in Manlius, Salina and North Syracuse between Sept. 13 and 19.

On Monday, Sept. 27, after he was found driving a stolen vehicle with several other stolen items inside in the town of Sullivan.

Police were tracking the vehicle, which was reported stolen from Lee Center, through its onboard GPS. Troopers stopped the vehicle on State Route 31 in the town of Sullivan with the help of Oneida Nation Police.

Stolen IDs, credit cards, wallets, and social security cards were also found inside the vehicle.

Ross was arrested and charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

According to Manlius police, Ross was arrested three other times this month regarding other stolen vehicle investigations between Aug. 25 and Sept. 18.

State police say Ross admitted to stealing multiple vehicles and to the thefts from multiple unlocked vehicles.

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