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Adult, minor rack up 50 charges in car break-ins in Skaneateles, elsewhere
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Adult, minor rack up 50 charges in car break-ins in Skaneateles, elsewhere

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Two people are facing over 50 criminal charges after going on a stealing spree Saturday, taking items and money from vehicles in four different Onondaga County towns, state police said.

Police said Peter S. Dagostino Jr., 35, of Syracuse, and a 15-year-old male, who wasn't identified due to his age, stole items from 10 vehicles in Skaneateles, DeWitt, Pompey and Marcellus. It was determined the duo grabbed money, purses, wallets and backpacks from the cars they broke into that day. They largely stole from cars at parks and parking lots, police said.

A person called around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, state police said, to report seeing the two break into their car. They fled but the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a snowbank in Marcellus. The two were still in the snowbank when a trooper caught up to them. State police said a lot of the stolen property has since been recovered.

Dagostino Jr. was charged with five counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, a class E felony; aggravated driving while intoxicated, a class E felony; fourth-degree conspiracy, a class E felony; first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a class E felony; nine counts of petit larceny and 10 counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, all misdemeanors; one count of operation of a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, endangering the welfare of a child and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, all misdemeanors; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

The 15-year-old was charged with five counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, nine counts of petit larceny, eight counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a person under 16. State police said further charges may be forthcoming.

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