Police Recover Cars Stolen From Dealership
To view our videos, you need to
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.
Then come back here and refresh the page.
Police in Greece continue to recover cars and people continue to be arrested after a number of vehicles were stolen from a dealership over the weekend. Investigators say it was a sharp eyed state trooper who started to unravel the case.
"We have recovered most of the stolen vehicles," said Captain Steve Chatterton of the Greece Police Department.
Chatterton says early Sunday morning, a patrol officer was doing a drive through of Doan Dodge on West Ridge Road.
"Thought maybe some cars might be missing based on some evidence and some vacant parking spots," said Chatterton.
Police aren't yet saying how the thieves got away with five vehicles. The stolen cars were entered into a database and it didn't take long for a state trooper to spot one of the vehicles on the Inner Loop in Rochester.
"When he stopped that vehicle, it had switched plates on it but it still had the sticker in the window," said Chatterton.
That's when it all started to unravel. Police in Rochester soon recovered another vehicle and made two more arrests. Chatterton says it shows how much different local law enforcement agencies rely on one another.
"In today's information age, we're very much in tune with what the Rochester Police Department is doing, what the county's doing, what the troopers are doing," said Chatterton. "We get daily updates from the crime analysis center."
Right now, Greece police are working with police in Brighton to see if this case matches up with some stolen vehicles from a dealership there.
"I don't want to call it a ring at this point. I want to let the investigation play out a little bit," said Chatterton. "I would say that from time to time we run into these pattern crimes you want to call them I guess."
Police in Greece expect to recover all five of the vehicles stolen from Doan and have also found at least two other stolen cars. Three people face charges so far, but that number is expected to go up.