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Police: Man claimed to seal driveway, stole items from home


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- The Schenectady Police Department has made an arrest in a larceny that occurred on July 15, 2013.

According to police, an elderly man was approached while outside his residence by John C. Waterson, 42, of Albany claiming to be from a seal coating company, No Spill Sealcoating, offering to provide him a quote to seal his driveway and presented him a business card with the name John Waters. 

Police say Waterson began to walk the property while doing the estimate on the driveway and at some point entered the elderly man's residence and took an unknown amount of money and two diamond rings. 

He then gave the estimate to the elderly male and left in a vehicle. A short time later the man went back inside his residence and noticed the above property missing.

An officer from the Schenectady Police Department responded to the victim's home and attempted to contact several neighbors in the area in hopes that the man had stopped at another address. 

One individual was able to describe the vehicle that was seen out front at the time of the incident and through further investigation it was discovered that the name on the business card is an AKA for a male who had been stopped in a vehicle that matched the description and issued a summons on a prior date. 

That vehicle was later located by patrol officers of the Schenectady Police Department near the intersection of Albany St. and Kelton Ave. 

Waterson was detained and found to be in possession of some of the stolen items. He has been charged with felony Grand Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.


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