Valatie man arrested in connection to scrap metal theft
Photo: Scott A. Kowalski (New York State Police at Livingston)
N.Y. – A 40-year-old Valatie man has been arrested and charged after police say
he stole thousands of pounds of scrap metal.
York State Police at Livingston arrested Scott A. Kowalski for Grand Larceny in
the third-degree and Burglary in the third-degree, both of which are felonies.
arrest is a result of investigations conducted by the NYSP – Livingston/BCI and
uniform patrol, who allege that Kowalski entered two separate properties in the
Town of Stuyvesant between Oct. 1, 2013 and Nov. 6, 2013 and stole several
thousand pounds of miscellaneous scrap metal items.
investigation also revealed that Kowalski entered a commercial construction
building located on private property in the Town of Ghent, stealing power tools.
was arraigned in the Town of Greenport Court and committed to the Columbia
County Jail with no bail. He is due to return to the Town of Greenport Court on
November 22 at 10:00 a.m.
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