Two Jim Thorpe juveniles, ages 16 and 17, are facing charges following the thefts of two vehicles and a registration plate.
Jim Thorpe police said the two have admitted their involvement in the crimes and that petitions have been filed with the county's juvenile probation office charging each teen with theft, criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property.
The two are charged with taking the 1999 Dodge Dakota of Michael F. Hyska. That was reported to police on Tuesday, April 3, about 1:54 a.m. at 830 Snyder St. At 4:21 a.m. that day police learned that the truck was found crashed at the intersection of Church and Behrens roads in Penn Forest Township.
On Wednesday, April 4, Nesquehoning police informed Jim Thorpe police about the theft of a Chrysler Sebring in their borough and that two teens from Jim Thorpe were involved. The Sebring was later found in York County and one of the teens, the 16-year-old, was in custody in that county. York officials also said the car had a stolen registration plate on it from Jim Thorpe.
Both teens were later interviewed in the presence of a parent and admitted their involvement in the thefts, police said.
The teens also are facing charges related to the Nesquehoning incident.