Police charge two teens in stolen cars case

By Erika Mahoney

Police charge two teens in stolen cars case

July 28, 2013 Updated Jul 29, 2013 at 1:06 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Ithaca and Elmira police work together to arrest two teenagers for stealing two cars.

The Ithaca Police Department responded to the Green Street Parking Garage early Saturday afternoon on the report of a stolen motor vehicle.

According to Ithaca police, the car was stolen from the garage and hit a parked car while leaving.

Police put out a state-wide alert asking for help.

The Elmira Police Department found the the stolen vehicle, which was unoccupied around 4 p.m.

Minutes later, Elmira police responded to the report of another stolen vehicle in the same general area.

After about an hour and a half, a Tompkins County sheriff's deputy spotted the vehicle stolen from Elmira traveling on 13A near Ithaca.

A chase ensued, and police caught the suspects using Stop Sticks.

They said Osric N. Bush, 18, of Dryden, stole the vehicle from Ithaca and drove it to Elmira.

Bush and Luke I. Morrow, 18, of Ithaca, were arraigned in Ithaca City Court.

Both were sent to the Tompkins County Jail on $5,000 cash/ $10,000 secured bond.

The Tompkins County Sheriff Office charged Osric with one count of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a class E felony, one count of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a violation, and one count of failure to yield right of way for emergency vehicle, a violation.

The Ithaca Police Department charged Bush with grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class E felony, and Morrow with one count of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree.

Both are expected to return to Ithaca City Court on July 31.

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