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May 1, 2014

Police Log: May 1, 2014 — Felony arrest

TUPPER LAKE — A Piercefield teen and a Tupper Lake juvenile were charged Sunday with grand larceny.

During the early morning hours of April 27, Michael J. DeRosia Jr., 16, and a 15-year-old stole a vehicle on Hill Street in the Village of Tupper Lake and crashed it on Haymeadow Drive in the Town of Tupper Lake, State Police said.

Then the pair stole a second vehicle from a residence on Haymeadow Drive, police said.

DeRosia and his accomplice crashed that vehicle at the intersection of Route 421 and Route 30 in the Town of Piercefield and fled the site of the accident, police said.

Police said a State Police K-9 searched the area but the suspects were not initially located. With assistance of the Tupper Lake Police Department, police were able to identify the suspects and arrest them later that day.

State Police charged DeRosia and the juvenile with third-degree grand larceny, a felony.

DeRosia was arraigned at the Tupper Lake Town Court and released from State Police custody into the supervision of probation.

Because of the juvenile’s age, he was released on a Family Court appearance ticket.

Police said two were then taken to the Tupper Lake Police Department where they were both additionally charged with third-degree grand larceny and second-degree criminal mischief, both felonies.

DeRosia was arraigned this time in Tupper Lake Village Court and again released into the supervision of probation.

He is set to reappear in court May 5.

The juvenile was issued more Family Court appearance tickets.

— By Staff Writers Felicia Krieg and Kim Smith Dedam

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