LIVINGSTON — Two New York City residents were arrested in Livingston on Sunday after leading state police troopers on a three-mile pursuit in a stolen car, according to a statement from state police.
Alicides Czetto, 18, and a 16-year-old male, both of Brooklyn, were charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class D felony, according to state police. The 16 year old was also charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, a class D felony, and unlawful fleeing of a police officer, a class A misdemeanor.
Troopers noticed Czetto and the 16 year old were traveling south on Route 9H in Claverack at a high speed in a 2017 Honda Civic after fleeing the area of a suspicious vehicle complaint, according to state police. Czetto and the teenager led troopers on a three-mile pursuit before they struck a guide rail on Route 82 in Livingston and fled the scene on foot, state police said.
Czetto and the teen were apprehended shortly after fleeing and further investigation indicated the duo was traveling in a vehicle that was reported stolen out of New York City, according to state police.
Czetto and the teen were arraigned in the Claverack Town Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond, according to state police. The duo is due to appear at the Livingston Town Court on Sept. 14 at 5 p.m.
State police were assisted at the scene by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.