SCOTIA — Village police have arrested three teenagers and accused them of recent burglaries and larcenies in the village.
Officers say they have been investigating a wave of criminal activity from August 4 through August 9; during that period, 13 larcenies, 3 burglaries and a stolen vehicle were reported in the village.
Police charged Corey Masi, 19, of Glenville, and Ross Pregent, 19, of Saratoga Springs, with counts of grand larceny, petty larceny, criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child and conspiracy in connection with two incidents.
A 16-year-old boy, whose name was not released because of his age, was also arrested.
Police alleged Masi and Pregent were charged in connection with vehicle thefts on August 4. The 16-year-old was present at both times.
Masi also was charged with three counts of burglary. Police alleged he entered Giovanni’s Pizza on Albermarle Road on August 7 and stole money; and on August 9, he not only forcibly entered the Babe Ruth baseball clubhouse in Collins Park and took merchandise, but also entered Jumpin’ Jack’s Drive-in on Schonowee Avenue and tried to steal property.
Masi also faces charges of grand larceny, criminal mischief and petty larceny in connection with the burglaries.
Police also charged Masi with felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of a firearm and reckless endangerment, as well as the village code offense of illegal discharge of a firearm, for allegedly firing a .357 Magnum revolver in the air on August 10.
Masi and Pregent were arraigned in Scotia Village Court and sent to Schenectady County Jail. The 16-year-old was arraigned in Schenectady County Family Court and sent to a juvenile facility.
Police are looking into similar crimes in Glenville, Schenectady, Niskayuna and Rotterdam.