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HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Police Department has identified and taken a Hoosick Falls man into custody that is accused of vehicle and other thefts in the village.

Hoosick police, along with members of the New York State Police and the Rensselaer County Sheriff's Department have been investigating a series of larcenies both inside and outside of the village. 

Three stolen vehicles have been recovered over the past month -- two outside the village and one inside the village -- along with an amount of jewelry, money and firearms.

On Saturday morning, a stolen vehicle was located and shortly after, members of the Hoosick Falls Police Department, New York State Police and the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop and the suspect was taken into custody, according to a post on the Hoosick Falls Police Department's Facebook page.

Ashe said on Monday the name of the person couldn't be released because of the ongoing investigation.

"It's a joint investigation with the state police and a lot was going on when we made the arrest," said Hoosick Falls police chief Bob Ashe. "Each week for the past three weeks, we had located a stolen vehicle in the village. In that time, we came up with a suspect, and we were able to make an arrest [on Saturday]."

After the arrest, Ashe said a search warrant was executed on the vehicle and at a residence in the village. Weapons that were reported stolen were recovered, along with other property.

Ashe said the man moved into the village about six months ago.

"We recovered some stolen guns, crossbows also," Ashe said. "The investigation is far from being over. We're digging through the rest of the evidence and trying to find out who are the owners of the items."

Additional charges from the state and the county are pending in the matter. Additional information will be released in the near future, Ashe said.

Adam Samrov can be reached at asamrov@benningtonbanner.com or on Twitter @banner_sports

Adam Samrov is the sports editor and part-time news reporter for the Bennington Banner. He has been at the Banner since 2008 and sports editor since 2010. He can be reached at asamrov@benningtonbanner.com


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