Canton Teen Accused In Rash Of Thefts

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A rash of thefts from unlocked cars in Canton may have been solved with the arrest of an 18 year old who was allegedly caught red-handed rifling through a private investigator's car Monday morning.
 
Cody Walrath of 42 Miner Street was charged with a misdemeanor count of petit larceny following the 7:15 a.m. incident.
 
Canton police say Donald Tracy, a private investigator, had just entered his Miner Street office when he saw Walwrath inside his vehicle.

Tracy had left his vehicle unlocked.

Tracy apprehended Walwrath and waited for police to arrive.

Walwrath was taken into custody without incident.
 
Police Chief Victor Rycroft tells 7 News a search warrant was obtained for Walrath's apartment where a watch and some change were found.
 
Rycroft says Walrath told them he had attempted to enter several vehicles Sunday night.

In a statement to police, Walrath admitted entering unlocked vehicles because he "needed some money and was looking for anything" he could find.

Walrath was arraigned before Pierrepont Town Justice Robert Camp and was committed to the St. Lawrence County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail. 
 
Police are asking people who may have had their vehicles entered and items taken to contact them at 386-4561.

Sunday, October 26, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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