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Wheatley Heights man arrested upstate in stolen car, police say

Herby Legros, 40, of Wheatley Heights, was arrested

Herby Legros, 40, of Wheatley Heights, was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in upstate Catskill after it was determined he was driving a stolen vehicle, State Police said. Photo Credit: NY State Police

A Wheatley Heights man was remanded to jail after being stopped Wednesday night while driving a stolen car on I-87 in upstate Catskill, State Police said.

Herby Legros, 40, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a Class E felony, and faces an appearance Monday in Town of Catskill Court.

Police said the traffic stop, made at 8:30 p.m., followed issuance of a BOLO — a be-on-the-lookout alert — for a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe that had been reported stolen in Suffolk County.

“After observing the vehicle and effecting a traffic stop State Police determined the vehicle was reported stolen to the Suffolk County Police Department,” State Police said in a statement.

The Greene County District Attorney’s Office could not immediately comment on why Legros was held without bail.

It was not clear if Legros was represented by counsel.

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