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Rochester man jailed after Wyoming County vehicle theft

WARSAW – A 23-year-old Rochester man was remanded to the Wyoming County Jail here Monday morning after he allegedly stole a pickup truck in a Town of Perry home on Route 20A early Monday, drove it to a relative’s house in Livingston County and then drove it back to the driveway of the truck owner’s home.

Duncan C. McDougall told Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies who arrested him about 9 a.m. Monday in the driveway of the truck owner’s home that he drove off in the truck about 2:15 a.m. Monday, drove around the town for a while and then drove to a relative’s home in Livingston County where he slept for a few hours and decided to bring the truck back to its owner.

McDougall’s theft of the pickup had been filed by the homeowner’s surveillance camera. He was being held in lieu of $2,500 cash bail after his arraignment in Perry Town Court on charges of third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, second-degree unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle because of a revocation of his license after an earlier auto incident, and operating a vehicle without an interlock device also ordered because of an earlier incident. He faces further Perry Town Court proceedings June 3.