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Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, 12:36 a.m.
 

Clairton police have charged four teenage city boys in connection with three separate incidents ranging from stealing a car, having firearms and credit card fraud.

Police charged a 17-year-old boy with theft of a vehicle, receiving stolen property and fleeing and eluding police on Monday, Sgt. Joe Giles reported.

Charges stem from an incident on Wednesday when the teen and four other teens allegedly took a stolen four-door Chevy Cavalier for a ride.

Police said a 15-year-old Clairton boy was apprehended during a chase from Desiderio Boulevard to an alley near the 500 block of Park Avenue on Wednesday shortly after 2:30 p.m. The chase started when an officer recognized the vehicle, which was reported stolen from New Jersey Avenue on Feb. 17.

Officers also recovered a fake gun as a result of the investigation.

Giles said the boy who was apprehended during the chase was charged with receiving stolen property and faced other charges in connection with a separate incident.

Both boys were transported to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center.

In another incident, a 16-year-old Clairton boy was charged with possession of a firearm by a minor, obliterated serial numbers and receiving stolen property on Saturday night along the 1200 block of N. State Street. Giles said the juvenile was arrested with a gun at a traffic stop, and he was sent to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center.

Police cited a 17-year-old for credit card fraud on Monday. Giles said the boy used a credit card to make more than $1,000 worth of fraudulent purchased over the internet last week.

Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or mdivittorio@tribweb.com.

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