Vermont man found in possession of stolen catalytic converters

 

 

 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major Robert E. Patnaude
 Troop G Commander
 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

UPDATE:

On September 20, 2019, State Police in Brunswick charged Hodgdon with Grand Larceny 4th degree (E felony), Criminal Mischief 2nd degree (D felony), Auto Stripping (E felony), and Trespass (violation).
 
On September 10, 2019, Troopers began investigating a report from Upstate Auto Sales in Pittstown that there had been multiple catalytic convertors stolen off vehicles on their property.
 
Hodgdon was recently arrested after he was found to have scrapped catalytic convertors at YS Catalytic Recycling in Albany. When Troopers located Hodgdon he was found in possession of 9 catalytic convertors.
 
Investigation has revealed that some of the catalytic convertors that he was found in possession of while at YS Catalyic Recycling, were removed off of vehicles from Upstate Auto Sales.
 
Hodgdon was arraigned in Pittstown Town Court and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of bail. He is due back in court on September 25, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
 
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On September 14, 2019, State Police in Brunswick arrested 38-year-old Jake I. Hodgdon of Swanton, VT., for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Burglar Tools, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree.

State Police responded to YS Catalytic Recycling in Albany after they received a tip that an individual, later identified as Jake Hodgdon, had been at the business multiple times to scrap catalytic converters that may have been stolen.

While Troopers were conducting the investigation, Hodgdon returned to the business.  When Hodgdon was interviewed by police he was found to be in possession of 9 stolen catalytic converters. Hodgdon then tried to hide a Sawzall that he had used to remove the catalytic converters, to keep Troopers from finding it.

Hodgdon was taken into custody and a search of his person revealed that he was in possession of a quantity of prescription medication that did not belong to him.

Hodgdon was arraigned in Colonie Town Court and remanded to Albany County Jail, he is due back in court on September 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

The investigation is ongoing, any updates will be posted to the newsroom.