Western NY man accused of stealing boat in Hammond

Western NY man accused of stealing boat in Hammond
(Source: WWNY)

HAMMOND, N.Y. (WWNY) - A Rochester-area man is accused of stealing a boat in Hammond in August and abandoning it across the St. Lawrence River in Canada.

State police say 46 year old Joseph Dileo of Farmington, N.Y. allegedly stole a boat from the Chippewa Yacht Club Docks.

The 1988 19-foot Grady White boat -- valued at around $7,000 -- was later found by Ontario Provincial Police, who discovered the boat abandoned in a private slip in Rockport, Ontario.

An investigation led police to arresting Dileo, who was found to have entered Canada illegally.

The Canadian Border Services turned Dileo over to state police, who charged him Monday with third-degree grand larceny.

He was arraigned Hammond town court and released under probation supervision.

Dileo was then found to have an active warrant for his arrest from Ontario County, N.Y. He was taken to the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department to answer his charges.

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