Utica teen arrested following investigation into string of crimes including two stolen cars

Gino Placanaca

A Utica man was arrested following an investigation into several crimes on July 27 and 28.

New Hartford Police arrested 17-year-old Gino V. Placanaca, of Mohawk Street in Utica, for his involvement in a series of home burglaries, car break-ins and two car thefts after one of the cars was recovered by Utica Police.

Placanaca is charged with burglary and petit larceny for his role in the crimes. Police say he could face additional charges and other suspects could be arrested as the investigation continues.