PEEKSKILL, N.Y. - Detectives from the City of Peekskill Police Department have identified and arrested a suspect accused of stealing thousands of dollars in property from parked vehicles.
On Wednesday, Peekskill police announced that resident Tyler Daniel, 24, was taken into custody at his home following an investigation that determined he was a suspect, detectives said.
According to police, Daniel is believed to be responsible for entering dozens of vehicles in Peekskill in the past week, where he allegedly stole thousands of dollars in property. He is also believed to have stolen numerous credit cards, which he used to purchase additional items from multiple locations.
The arrest in Peekskill comes on the same day the Mount Pleasant Police Department issued an alert to homeowners about locking their car doors at night and keeping valuables out of sight. Police said that Daniel targeted unlocked vehicles during his spree.
Following Daniel’s arrest, numerous items were recovered and are being reviewed by investigators, with most of them believed to be the proceeds from several larcenies, police said. Anyone who may have been a victim of these crimes can contact police at (914) 737-8000 in an attempt to identify the recovered property.
Daniel is currently being held on one count of criminal possession of stolen property, pending his arraignment in Peekskill City Court on Wednesday afternoon. The case is being referred to the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office and additional charges are expected to be filed, police noted.