Piercefield teen one of two charged with stealing cars, crashing them
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 3:07 pm

TUPPER LAKE -- Two North Country teenagers were arrested on felony charges Sunday for allegedly stealing and crashing two cars, according to state police.

State Police in Tupper Lake and the Tupper Lake Police Department arrested 16-year-old Michael J. DeRosia Jr. of Piercefield and a 15-year-old male juvenile from Tupper Lake, for stealing two cars and crashing them.

During the early morning hours on April 27, DeRosia and the juvenile stole a vehicle on Hill Street in and later crashed the vehicle on Haymeadow Drive in Tupper Lake.

The two then stole a second vehicle from a residence on Haymeadow Drive and crashed the second vehicle at the intersection of State Route 421 and State Route 30 in the town of Piercefield. They fled the scene again.

A State Police K-9 search was conducted, however, the suspects were not located.

Through the assistance of the Tupper Lake Police Department, law enforcement was able to identify the suspects and take them into custody.

DeRosia was charged third-degree grand larceny, felony and second-degree criminal mischief. He was arraigned at the Town of Tupper Lake Court and released under the supervision of probation.

The juvenile was also charged with third-degree grand larceny and second-degree criminal mischief. Due to his age, he was released with a family court appearance ticket.