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Auto body shop owner had stolen car, police say

The owner of a Garden City Park auto body shop was arrested Thursday after police accused him of having a stolen car.

Giuseppe Cervini, 47, of Cherry Lane, Franklin Square, owner of M & R Custom Auto Body, was found to have a car that had been reported stolen in New Jersey in 2006, police said.

The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle, found at 3:05 p.m. at the shop at 47 Denton Ave., Garden City Park, was returned to its owner. Cervini was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and preparing a false written statement, police said.

He is set for arraignment Friday at First District Court, Hempstead.

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