5 arrested in ATV theft operation in Springwater

SPRINGWATER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Five people from Rochester were arrested for an ATV theft operation in Livingston County.

They’re accused of stealing an ATV and then crashing it, before trying to run from police.

The incident happened Tuesday night around 6:00 p.m. in the town of Springwater

Deputies were alerted to the theft and responded to the Webster Crossing area.

Investigators say the suspects ran away to a rented U-Haul truck. When deputies found two of the suspects, they lied about their identities.

Two other suspects were found in a separate traffic stop and deputies say the man who stole the ATV was found in a nearby home.

All suspects face grand larceny and conspiracy charges.