A Buffalo woman and two teenage girls were arrested Tuesday night, after a brief car chase following their apparent efforts to break into parked cars on Woodward Avenue, near West Oakwood Avenue, according to a Buffalo police report.
Tina Cotto, 31, of East Utica Street, and the two teens jumped into a car and tried to drive away after they were spotted by a patrol officer, police said. The teens tried unsuccessfully to flee on foot while Cotto initially told officers she had been a victim of a carjacking, according to the police report.
All three were charged with conspiracy, petit larceny and unlawfully fleeing police in a motor vehicle.
Cotto also was charged with falsely reporting an incident.