Another Suspected Car Thief in the Hudson Valley Arrested Multiple Times in Days
Lock your doors! A suspect, police are calling a serial car thief, hasn't started the new year off in the right way. Mid Hudson News says Town of Poughkeepsie Police arrested the 33-year-old for felony criminal possession of stolen property on January 3. This is now the suspect's eighth arrest in just the past 60 days, according to MHN. The January 3 arrest was also his second arrest in just two days.
Town of Poughkeepsie Police say the suspect was found with a reported stolen vehicle in the parking lot of Adams Fairacre Farms in Poughkeepsie, the afternoon of January 3. The day before, he was busted with a stolen Honda Accord, according to police reports. Officials are once again questioning bail reform laws, that have allowed repeat criminals to exploit holes in the system.
This particular repeat offender is not to be confused with another repeat offender that was reported in December. Police say the 29-year-old homeless suspect drove off in an unattended car where the engine was left running. HV12 says the vehicle was stolen out of a parking lot in Poughkeepsie, though police pulled the driver over near Hoffman Avenue. Officials say this alleged car thief had stolen another vehicle as recently as a few weeks before this incident. HV12 says he resisted arrest but was taken into custody. Sources say he had outstanding warrants and was handed over to NY State Police.
How about four times in one day? You might recall this upstate man who was arrested four times in just a few hours in December 2021, according to authorities. Police say the 29-year-old suspect entered a parked Fire Department Rescue truck and drove off late Thursday morning, leading authorities on a chase that saw the man hit two other vehicles as he entered oncoming traffic.
WKTV says the chase ended up on the New York State Thruway, where the suspect eventually got the alleged stolen truck stuck in the mud. From there, police say the fleeing bandit tried to run on foot towards a nearby Walmart but was caught.