Teen accused of driving stolen car

Published Oct 16, 2018 at 4:00pm

TOWN OF VERONA — A Syracuse teenager was busted with a stolen car while on the Thruway passing through Verona, according to law enforcement officials.

State police said Christopher M. Montgomery Jr., 18, was pulled over for speeding on the Thruway at about 10:33 p.m. Saturday. Once stopped, troopers said they learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen to the DeWitt Police Department in Onondaga County on Sept. 30.

Montgomery and his passenger were taken into custody on one count each of fourth-degree possession of stolen property.

Montgomery was also charged with several vehicle and traffic violations. The identify of the passenger was not released because he is a juvenile.

Montgomery and the teen are both scheduled to appear in Town Court.