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3 Teens Arrested in Early-Morning Thefts from Cars in Port Chester

Police: They were taking items they could grab from unlocked cars.

Three Port Chester teenagers, ages 14, 15, and 16, were arrested early this morning in connection with in Port Chester, according to Port Chester police.

The arrests come after a long Labor Day holiday weekend during which police said numerous cars throughout the village were entered and small items and cash were stolen. Police urge residents to lock the doors of their vehicles when they are unattended, even when they are parked at home in a driveway.

Police are investigating whether thefts that took place overnight are connected with a from over the weekend and the in Port Chester.

The arrest of the three teens came after a resident of Chestnut Street in Port Chester called police at 2:25 a.m. to report someone had entered her car. The woman found items and papers from her car strewn on the ground.

A Port Chester police officer investigating the incident spotted a group of teenagers in the area and went to question them. The three teens ran off but were stopped by police a short distance away.

Police said teens were found with items taken from cars early this morning. The teens were taken to police headquarters, where 16-year-old Alexis Hernandez of Ellendale Avenue, Port Chester, was charged with petty larceny and the 15-year-old boy and the 14-year-old boy were released to their parents pending action in Family Court.

Items taken in the thefts, police said, involved easy-to-grab goods such as sun glasses and an umbrella. None of the cars involved in this morning's thefts were damaged to gain entry.

The owner of an SUV parked in a Westchester Avenue lot also reported items stolen from his vehicle this morning, but police believe that incident may be unrelated. The owner reported that a $400 trimmer and an $800 leaf blower were stolen from the back of the SUV through an unlocked rear window.

Police believe several teenage girls were also with the three teen boys this morning. Police said they were surprised to find the teens out so late, especially with the start of classes in Port Chester schools this week.

Blaue Vogel September 05, 2012 at 05:32 PM
14,15 & 16 out on the street at 2:25am. What wonderful parenting.
Susie September 05, 2012 at 10:25 PM
So let me get this straight, 3 minors are out and about at 2:25AM committing crimes. Where are the parents and shouldn't Child Protective Services be notified, I wonder if these families receive any government assistance in helping raise these children? If so, it needs to end when events like this occur and maybe parents will start to act like parents!
Aidan September 06, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Susie, common sense ain't in favor just yet.
Frank B. September 06, 2012 at 03:09 PM
parents need to be held responsible for actions of thier children: fine, jail time or community service. If the parents were punished this would stop immediately.
Juan Allase September 17, 2012 at 04:46 PM
I write this letter concerned about the high level of insecurity in the streets of the city of Port Chester. Port Chester is a city recognized as the city of good food and good restaurants .. Port Chester not need too many night clubs and bars where can create disturbances and problems of delinquency and prostitution. Most of the bars and night clubs are in downtown Port Chester. Robberies, assaults, attacks has increased considerably, especially involving young. Unsafe streets, growing crime, therefore, residents must submit proposals and ideas to improve the city. "No more words and more action to solve all these problems," In these last days, I was talking with neighbors to present to the people of Port Chester a petition to propose solutions to these problems and make the best decision by our authorities. In the coming days will better understand the application. Do not just tell the problems, but participate in the solution. Make the City of Port Chester more comfortable and safer for everyone.

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