25 February 2021
Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander


New York State Police arrested a Waverly man on Tuesday after a series of crimes in Tioga County. 

On February 23, 2021 New York State Police at Owego and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested Chad J. Soper, age 36 of Waverly, NY with the following crimes:

  • Fugitive from Justice
  • Burglary in the second degree (felony)
  • Grand Larceny in the fourth degree (felony)
  • Attempted Grand Larceny in the fourth degree (felony)
  • Petit Larceny (misdemeanor)

An investigation revealed that during the early morning hours of February 23, Soper attempted to steal a vehicle from a driveway on Barton Road in Apalachin but got the truck stuck in a rock wall and left the area. 

Soper then walked to a residence on Beach Road where he broke into a home and stayed at the residence for a short time.  He also stole items from the home. 

At approximately 2:35 p.m., Soper stole a vehicle from a local business near Pennsylvania Avenue.  The owner of the vehicle saw their vehicle heading north on Pennsylvania Avenue and called 911. 

A trooper located Soper driving the stolen vehicle on State Route 434 near the Apalachin Pharmacy and initiated a traffic stop.  Soper was taken into custody. 

Investigators learned that Soper was wanted on charges from Pennsylvania and he was additionally charged as a Fugitive from Justice.  He was arraigned at Tioga County Central Arraignment and Processing. 

Soper was remanded to the Tioga County Jail with no bail to await an extradition hearing.   He was issued appearance tickets to the town of Owego court on March 9, 2021 for the other charges.

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