Car Thief Caught With Laptop and Looking For Change

Modified: August 24, 2016 8:08am



Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies arrested a Collins man after receiving reports of an individual entering a vehicle on Taylor Hallow Road in Gowanda.


Just before midnight on August 23, Deputies Thurston and Christian responded to the Taylor Hollow Road residence and spoke with the complainant.  The complainant stated she observed a man enter her vehicle, but nothing was taken.  A short distance from the incident a Gowanda Police Department Officer and Deputy Thurston located the subject, who was later positively identified by the complainant.


The subject, Jeremy Thompson, 35, was arrested and charged with attempted petit larceny and criminal trespass.  The defendant was found to be in possession of a laptop which was returned to a separate victim who refused to press charges.


Thompson was processed and released on appearance tickets for Collins Town Court.