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Four teens charged after lengthy larceny investigation in Seneca Falls

The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of four teens following a larceny investigation that occurred over the summer.

In July 2019 police began an investigation into a larceny that happened when three people entered a local resident’s home and stole items inside.

Police say two of them executed the theft, while another acted as the driver. Another individual helped plan the theft, according to police. Property was reportedly taken from the home, but not recovered.

An extensive follow-up investigation resulted in the arrest of four people – including one minor.

At the conclusion of the investigation, Login Malchoff, 18, of Seneca Falls and David Vanhouten, 19, of Waterloo were each charged with petit larceny, conspiracy in the sixth degree, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say they were released on appearance tickets.

A 17-year-old male, who has turned eighteen since the time of the incident, was also charged as an adult with those offenses listed above and faces an additional charge of making a false statement for providing police with a false written statement.

He was released on appearance tickets for all charges and will answer them in town court at a later date and time. His name is being withheld due to his eligibility for youthful offender status, according to police.

The sixteen-year-old male, whose name is being withheld due to his age, was charged with petit larceny and conspiracy in the sixth degree. He was petitioned to family court as an adolescent offender to answer the charges.


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