Two teenagers accused in Oneida, Onondaga County car thefts

They are accused of entering the garage of a home on Woods Highway, taking a set of car keys, along with the car the belonged to the homeowner.

Posted: Jul 2, 2019 11:04 AM

WHITESTOWN, N.Y. -- Two teenagers were arrested after several car thefts were reported in Oneida and Onondaga counties. 

According to Whitestown police, an unnamed 16-year-old and 19-year-old Maslah Mohamed, of Syracuse, are facing charges after they received a call on June 24, for a report of a person running in a backyard on Woods Highway. 

Officers were able to detain the 16-year-old and after a brief foot chase, also detained Mohamed. 

They are accused of entering the garage of a home on Woods Highway, taking a set of car keys, along with the car the belonged to the homeowner. 

Two other vehicles previously reported stolen in New Hartford and DeWitt were also found in the teens' possession, according to police. 

Mohamed was charged with two counts of criminal possession of stolen property, burglary, and two counts of grand larceny. He was processsed and sent to the Oneida County Jail in lieu of bail. 

The 16-year-old is facing similar charges, and was released to his parents. 

State police, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, New Hartford Police Department, Utica Police Department, Yorkville Police Department, Kirkland Police Department, New York Mills Police Department, and DeWitt Police Department assisted with the case.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible.

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