UPDATE (7:25 P.M.) On January 11, North Syracuse Police Department reported that two teenagers were arrested for stealing a 2014 Kia Soul from Dog Daze in North Syracuse with two dogs inside.
A 17-year old male from Athol, Massachusetts was arrested on January 10, 2022 in Auburn, NY. He was charged with felony Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle 3rd Degree and Conspiracy 6th Degree. He was arraigned and taken to Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Facility.
A 15-year-old male from Auburn, NY was arrested on January 11, 2022 in North Syracuse and charged with felony Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle 3rd Degree and Conspiracy 6th Degree. He was issued a Family Court appearance ticket.
The investigation also revealed that the two dogs were not left on the side of the road but that they were given to a friend of one of the arrested parties to turn in.
The North Syracuse Police Department thanks the public for their numerous tips and help to identify the two suspects.
UPDATE (9:58 A.M.) On January 11, North Syracuse Police Department tweeted that the Kia Soul was recovered late Monday night. The vehicle was unoccupied.
NORTH SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On Saturday, January 8, a black Kia Soul was stolen outside of Dog Daze in North Syracuse as the owner briefly picked an item up inside. Inside the Kia Soul were two dachshunds, which were later found alive in Auburn inside of a crate on the side of the road. Their current condition is unknown.
North Syracuse Police are currently looking to identify and locate the suspects. It is believed, according to a Facebook post, that they are between the ages of 14 and 18. One of the suspects may have lived in the Auburn area and moved to the Cicero-North Syracuse area.
The Kia Soul which was stolen has also not been located. The license plate on that vehicle is JAY4982. Any information can be sent to email@example.com or by calling 315-425-2333.