County Sheriff’s Office: Five juveniles shoot at vehicle

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Five unnamed juveniles were arrested last Thursday following an incident on June 3, according to a Cortland County Sheriff’s Office report.

According to the report, in the afternoon of June 3, county sheriff’s officers responded to the area of Lighthouse Hill Road/Route 13 in the Town of Cortlandville in regard to subjects shooting a pellet gun at an “occupied vehicle.”

The officers’ investigation discovered that the five juveniles, determined to be between the ages of 16 and 17, were operating a vehicle on Main Street in the Village of Homer, the report states.

The vehicle occupied with juveniles turned on to Albany Street. The report notes that one of the occupants shot at another vehicle with a pellet gun, which caused damage to the vehicle. The damaged vehicle was at a stop sign at the corner of Albany Street and Main Street in Homer, noted in the report.

The vehicle occupied with juveniles drove to Lighthouse Hill Road in Cortlandville, with the damaged vehicle following them, the report states. While at a stop sign, one of the occupants of the juvenile-filled vehicle shot at the victim’s vehicle again, this time causing damage to the windshield, the report states.

No one was injured in either vehicle throughout the incident. The report notes that the juveniles did not know the victim.

The county sheriff’s office did not mention the names of the juveniles in its report.

Each of the juveniles have been charged with third-degree criminal mischief (a felony), and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree menacing, second-degree reckless endangerment and fifth-degree conspiracy (all misdemeanors).

All of the juveniles were released on appearance tickets. Each of them will appear in the youth division of Cortland County Court at a date and time yet to be determined.