It didn't take long for police to track down a man who allegedly hopped in a landscaper's truck on Whitesboro Street in Utica and simply driving off, towing away a trailer bed, mowers and other landscaping equipment as well.

Utica Police released a photo and security camera footage of the incident asking for tips, or if anyone had seen the stolen truck and equipment. Not long after, authorities say they located the pickup, trailer and equipment at a residence in Ilion.

via Utica Police Department
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A 30-year-old Herkimer man, Richard Vanleuven, is charged with Grand Larceny.

Utica Police thanked Ilion PD for assistance in announcing the arrest.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the Utica Police Department.  The reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. ]

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It didn't take long for police to track down a man who allegedly hopped in a landscaper's truck on Whitesboro Street in Utica and simply driving off, towing away a trailer bed, mowers and other landscaping equipment as well.

Utica Police released a photo and security camera footage of the incident asking for tips, or if anyone had seen the stolen truck and equipment. Not long after, authorities say they located the pickup, trailer and equipment at a residence in Ilion.

A 30-year-old Herkimer man, Richard Vanleuven, is charged with Grand Larceny.

Utica Police thanked Ilion PD for assistance in announcing the arrest.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the Utica Police Department.  The reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. ]

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Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 05/01/2022:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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