Man arrested for stealing a boat in the town of Hammond




Major Darrin S. Pitkin

Troop B Commander




On October 7, 2019, State Police arrested 46-year-old Joseph P. Dileo of Farmington, NY, after he stole a boat from the Chippewa Yacht Club Docks, in the town of Hammond, on or about August 12, 2019. The boat, a 1988, 19" Grady White boat valued at approximately $7,000 with a 2004 Johnson 4 Stroke 115 HP motor, was later found by the Ontario Provincial Police, who discovered the boat abandoned in a private slip in Rockport, Ontario, Canada.

An investigation led police to arresting Dileo, who was found to have entered Canada illegally. The Canadian Border Services turned Dileo over to State Police where he was charged with Grand Larceny 3rd degree. He was arraigned at the Town of Hammond Court and released under the supervision of the St. Lawrence County Probation Department. However, Dileo was found to have an active warrant for his arrest from Ontario County, New York. Dileo was transported to the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department to answer for his charges.