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Grand Island man arrested in theft of industrial pipes

A Grand Island man  was captured by Kenmore Police Friday about an hour after he tried to drive away with 30 steel pipes stolen Friday  from a Tonawanda Street steel products company.

Ryan Hudson, 29, of Bedell Road  was taken into custody about 5:40 p.m., after he fled when a company  official  confronted him loading the  pipes into his vehicle in the 100 block of Tonawanda Street, authorities said. The pipes were valued at $1,500.

Hudson was charged with a felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny, and his vehicle was impounded by Buffalo police. He remained in custody in Erie County Holding Center Saturday night.

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