16-year-old arrested for 2nd time in 1 week for carjacking
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester Police say the 16-year-old they arrested for a carjacking over the weekend is the same 16-year-old they arrested for a carjacking last week.
Just like they were required to do the first time, the police gave the teenager a ticket to appear in court at a later date.
RPD says the weekend carjacking happened on Saturday around 3 p.m. on the 200 block of Rocket Street and involved a gun.
Police spotted the stolen GMC Acadia on North Goodman street just before midnight Saturday and tried to pull it over.
After a short pursuit that ended on the 300 block of North Union Street, three teenage males, 15, 16, and 17 were taken into custody.
One of them, the 16-year-old, had been picked up on March 17 for a vehicle stolen by force on Dunn Street. That incident also ended with a chase and a crash into a tree.
Rochester Police told News10NBC Chief Investigate Reporter Berkeley Brean it’s frustrating to arrest the same people again.
"With the police, it’s frustrating when we’re dealing with the same offenders," said Lt. Greg Bello. "This clearly is a danger to the community so, from our end, we’re going to continue to do our part in holding these offenders accountable."
Police can not release the 16-year-old’s name, so News10NBC does not know when he is due in Family Court.
Lt. Bello called this an "emerging pattern" of carjackings.