A Northern Westchester man faces charges after allegedly stealing an ATV in front of a Hudson Valley business owner, police said.
The incident happened on Thursday, March 2, when police responded to a local business in Carmel where the ATV had been stolen from.
According to Carmel Police, the business's owner told officers that he had been working on a customer's ATV when he went inside his shop to grab a tool. When he came back outside, he saw the suspect jump on the ATV and then drive away from the area.
Officers then searched the surrounding area but were unable to find it or the suspect.
The next day, on Friday, March 3, Carmel detectives along with officers from the Yorktown Police Department developed a suspect and then found the stolen ATV in a wooded area at the Brinton Brook Sanctuary in Croton-on-Hudson about a half mile east of Albany Post Road (Route 9A).
The vehicle was then returned to the business owner.
A week later, on Friday, March 10, Carmel detectives were alerted by Yorktown detectives that they had caught the suspect in town, who was then taken into custody and charged with the following:
- Third-degree grand larceny;
- Third-degree criminal possession of the stolen property;
- Driving on a suspended license.
The suspect, whose name was not released, was then arraigned in court and remanded to the Putnam County Correctional Facility.
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