Advertisement
 
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Amsterdam, NY ,
Advertisement

Car thefts plague city

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - Updated: 4:51 PM

By REBECCA WEBSTER

Recorder News Staff

The Amsterdam Police Department is continuing to look into the string of stolen-vehicle reports that have been popping up throughout the city over the past few months.

Det. Lt. Kurt Conroy, of the Amsterdam Police Department, said that on Feb. 20 two vehicles were reported stolen from the same driveway on Broad Street, a red 1999 Chevrolet Silverado and a gold 2001 Ford Taurus.

The Taurus was later recovered near Veteran's Field in the city, Conroy said.

That same day, there were reports to the police that four different vehicles had been gone through, though nothing taken, Conroy continued.

Four days later a 1998 Chevrolet pick-up was reported stolen from a parking lot on Edson Street, police reports show.

Conroy said that the Fulton County Sheriff's Department made an arrest in that incident after stopping the vehicle outside of Hagaman.

Leslie Davis, 43, of 251 Church St., was arrested by the sheriff's department and charged with possession of stolen property, but Conroy said it is unknown if Davis was involved in any of the other larcenies.

"We're definitely investigating and trying to follow-up on some leads," Conroy said, adding that they continue to work with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and the New York State Police as both agencies have also experienced vehicle larcenies in their jurisdictions.

"I have not ever seen this many stolen vehicles ever in our agency in my time," Conroy said.

In a year the department would usually see four to five, he said, but since November 2012, the department has seen eight.

"It's a rare occurrence," he said.

Conroy reminds residents to be vigilant, lock cars and avoid leaving the keys or valuables inside.

Any suspicious activity should be reported to the Amsterdam Police Department at 842-1100.

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
The Recorder Sports Schedule

 

The Recorder Newscast

Most Popular

    B-P boys soccer registers shutout
    Friday, September 12, 2014

    2015 almanac predicting a bitter winter
    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    State campgrounds were cookin' this season
    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Muni to host special guest
    Friday, September 12, 2014

    GASD board discusses Perillo's contract
    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Douglas J. Szyjkowski
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Man sentenced for welfare fraud
    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Patriots charge past GF, 30-7
    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Another toe-to-toe session at City Hall
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Hart breaks school rushing record in Braves' romp
    Saturday, September 13, 2014

Advertisement

Copyright © Port Jackson Media, LLC.

Privacy Policies: Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook