24 August 2021
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander
 



 
PRESS RELEASE
 

New York State Police are looking for the public’s help in finding a man who stole vehicle parts from auto stores in Otsego County.   

On June 27, 2021 at approximately 7:25 a.m., a man operating an older model white Chevrolet Silverado stole scrap brake rotors valued at approximately $200 from Sidney Tire in Unadilla. 

Less than an hour later, the same man in the same pick-up truck was observed at Certified Auto Outlet in Oneonta.  At approximately 8:18 a.m., he’s seen loading approximately two- dozen used pick-up truck tires and approximately five aluminum pick-up rims into the white Chevrolet Silverado.   

The man is described as a white male with short darker hair, between 30 -40 years old, wearing a dark t-shirt, dark pants, dark shoes with white soles. The pick-up truck is an older model, possibly a 2007 – 2013 white Chevrolet Silverado.  It has an extended cab, a trailer hitch, rust on the rear wheel wells and a white sticker in the back window.

The pick-up truck was last seen leaving Certified Auto Outlet on State Route 23 toward Davenport.

A similar incident occurred on July 19, 2021 at Sidney Tire where another 20-30 brake rotors were taken by a man matching the description and the same white Chevrolet Silverado.  This time, the man was seen wearing a sweatshirt with a zipper down the front of it, dark pants and dark shoes with white soles. 

If you have any information about this man or the truck, please contact New York State Police at (607)561-7400. 

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