Police: West Hempstead man arrested after cops track stolen car to his house

Pedro Arguinzoni, 39, of West Hempstead, was arrested

Pedro Arguinzoni, 39, of West Hempstead, was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, and charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, illegal possession of vehicle ID, and auto stripping, police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

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A West Hempstead man was arrested on Saturday after Nassau County police said they found a vehicle he allegedly stole using an alarm tracking device installed on the vehicle.

Police said officers from the Fourth Precinct went to 440 Forest Place in West Hempstead just before 4 p.m., in response to a signal from a 2008 Nissan that was equipped with a stolen vehicle recovery system.

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When officers arrived, they said they found Pedro Arguinzoni, 39, in the driveway of his home removing the dashboard from the Nissan.

Police said they determined the vehicle was stolen and arrested Arguinzoni, charging him with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, illegal possession of vehicle ID, and auto stripping.

He was scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Sunday.

Two other vehicles found at the address were impounded for investigation, police said.

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