21 December 2022
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander
Canaan, New York - On December 20, 2022, the New York State Police arrested Robert E. Perez, age 41, Tonya T. Perez, age 39, Lucindia M. Rideout, age 51, Crawford J. Boice, age 29, all of Schodack, NY, and Ross E. Hendrick, age 45, of Castleton on Hudson, NY, for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree, a class E felony, and Possession of Burglar Tools, a class A misdemeanor. Boice was additionally arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree and Robert Perez for an outstanding arrest warrant for Petit Larceny, both class A misdemeanors.
At approximately 4:55 p.m., Troopers stopped a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria matching the description of a vehicle used in the theft of catalytic converters in the area. Investigation determined the occupants possessed two stolen catalytic converters as well as multiple tools to cut them from vehicles. Approximately 3.3 grams of fentanyl was also located in the vehicle.
Robert Perez was arraigned before the Honorable Judge Brandon of the town of Claverack Court and was remanded to Columbia County Jail without bail. The remaining subjects were all issued appearance tickets returnable to the town of Canaan Court on January 12, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.