A trio of teenagers found themselves in trouble with police in Scarsdale over the weekend, after officers on patrol spotted them attempting to steal a package from the front of a Montrose Road home.
At approximately 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, police reported that they observed a teenager - who was later identified as 19-year-old Orange County resident Sebastian Garcia - running down the driveway with a package - taken from the from the front of the home - and entering a gray four-door sedan parked in near the property.
In the police report, officers stated that “the conduct of the party running to the vehicle was suspicious, given the larcenies and burglaries that have occurred in Scarsdale” in recent months. Police subsequently initiated a motor vehicle stop to investigate the suspicious behavior.
Police said that officers observed a large package in brown cardboard boxing in between the legs of Garcia and a second package behind the driver, which were both in plain view. Police reported that “all parties appeared very nervous,” denied knowing the resident at the Montrose Road home and stated they were “doing a school project on Donald Trump.” “The subjects appeared evasive and were stammering nervously,” police added.
The subsequent investigation determined that the package had been stolen from the Montrose Road home, and police arrested the teens.
Garcia was charged with misdemeanor counts of petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, as well as trespassing, a violation. He also had a warrant out for his arrest in a different jurisdiction for an undisclosed crime. White Plains residents Kevin Dominguez - the driver - and passenger Ailyn Morales, both 19, were also charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property for “acting in concert and aiding and abetting one another to steal the package.”
All three were issued appearance tickets and are due back in Scarsdale Court on Wednesday, Feb. 15.