19 January 2023

  Major Vincent T. Lightcap
  Troop D Commander



On January 18, 2023, New York State Police in Morrisville investigated a reported theft of diesel fuel from the Stewarts Gas Station on State Route 12B in the town of Madison, Madison County.  Following the investigation, it was determined that two individuals utilized stolen credit card numbers and cloned credit cards to purchase diesel fuel. They then loaded the stolen diesel fuel into a modified tractor-trailer with a large storage tank via hidden hoses and pumps.  

The New York State Police have arrested Yosiel Ruiz Linares, age 30 from Union, NJ, and Jaview Martinez Fernandez, age 36 from Hialeah, FL for the following charges:

  • (4 counts) Petit Larceny, a class "A" misdemeanor
  • (2 counts) Identity Theft 3rd degree, a class "A" misdemeanor
  • (2 counts) Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree, a class"D" felony
  • (5 counts) Possession of a Skimming Device 2nd degree, a class "A" misdemeanor

Both individuals were transported to the Madison County Jail to await centralized arraignment.


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