Man Charged in Connection with Theft of Semi-Trailer from Owego
A refrigerated semi-trailer stolen in Tioga County has been found in the Philadelphia area and a suspect has been arrested.
Authorities say 34-year-old Michael C. Johnson of Darby, Pennsylvania has been charged with felony grand larceny.
According to the Tioga County Sheriff's Office, Johnson was arrested Monday. He was released on his own recognizance after his arraignment.
Investigators say the 2020 53-foot-long semi-trailer was taken from a parking area in the town of Owego. The theft was reported by a trucking company on August 19.
The sheriff's office and New York State Police developed leads suggesting the stolen trailer might be in Philadelphia.
Detectives with the Philadelphia police department located and recovered the trailer.
Officials say Johnson faces additional charges in Pennsylvania in connection with the investigation.
The owner of the stolen trailer was not identified.
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