Troopers: Teens charged with ‘crime spree’ in Harrisville that included car theft, burglary
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:30 pm

HARRISVILLE -- Two Harrisville teens are facing a slew of charges stemming from what state police describe as a crime spree in late June.

On Wednesday, troopers arrested Dylan Richards, 17, and a 15-year-old juvenile who they are not identifying due to his age.

Richards is charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies, and misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief and child endangerment, troopers said. He was arraigned on the charges in Fine Town Court.

The 15-year-old was issued St. Lawrence County Family Court appearance tickets for second-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief, troopers said.

Police say there is a third suspect who they expect to be charged by troopers in Troop D, which is west of St. Lawrence County, or Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators allege that the suspects stole a 2000 Chevy Trail Blazer from 486 State Highway 812, Harrisville, between 10 p.m. on June 28 to 6:10 a.m. on June 29.

On June 29 at 8 a.m. troopers say they responded to a burglary to a vacant house, 206 Osborne Rd., Harrisville. They found extensive damage to windows, interior walls and household items within. The interior was ransacked. Tables were overturned, lamps were smashed, and items were scattered about throughout the entire place. This occurred sometime during the overnight hours, according to state police.

While completing this investigation, troopers say they observed a 2003 Dodge Neon parked in the wood line. The vehicle was reported stolen from the village of Harrisville on June 26, which was reported to Troop D, police said.

On June 29 around 2:30 a.m. at 3 Garrison Rd., Harrisville, an unknown suspect in an unknown vehicle, drove into the hay field and caused damage such as tire marks and ruts, according to troopers.

On July 29 around 1 p.m., a caller on Vrooman Road, Harrisville, reported three damaged gates at the end of the road near the ATV club, which occurred sometime during the overnight hours, troopers said.

A 16-foot galvanized tube gate, valued at $160, was damaged and fresh tracks were found across the trail, according to troopers.