The Auburn Police Department has made an arrest after a man allegedly stole a vehicle from a parking lot and sold it for scrap.
On April 22, the department received a walk-in report that a vehicle was stolen from the Auburn Plaza parking lot on Grant Avenue. Police said the theft occurred on April 20.
An investigation revealed that the vehicle had been towed from the lot and scrapped. Police said the man accused of stealing the vehicle, Clinton C. Allwood, 29, claimed to be the owner of the vehicle and had it towed from the lot after agreeing to sell the vehicle for a set price.
Because of Allwood's alleged actions, the transaction led to false entries to the scrap company's business records, Department of Motor Vehicles documents and involved the company in the theft and destruction of the vehicle, police said.
Allwood, who was arrested Monday at the Cayuga County Probation Department, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and first-degree falsifying business records, both class E felonies. He is also facing two misdemeanor charges — fourth-degree solicitation and false written statement.
Following his arrest, Allwood was processed and held pending his arraignment in Auburn City Court.
Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Bryant Bergenstock at (315) 258-9880 or the Auburn Police Department at (315) 253-3231.