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Arrested at the scene was Paul Scuderi, age 27, the registered owner of the vehicle. Police say they found $626.70 worth of stolen tools from a Lowe’s store in his car. Scuderi was charged with possessing stolen property and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle. He was booked into county jail.
A second suspect, Christopher Richards, age 23, fled the scene of the accident and was apprehended a short while later, according to police. Richards was charged with larceny for allegedly stealing clothing and tools from Sears valued at $287.95, resisting arrest, and possessing $626.70 worth of tools allegedly stolen from Lowe’s. He was also booked into the county jail.
A third suspect also fled the scene and was pursued by police, sheriff deputies, and a K-9 officer. The police dog was able to recover some of the stolen merchandise, according to assistant chief Greg Seel.
“The dog was doing a track of the suspect and he found [the suspect’s] coat,” Seel told Home Channel News. “The coat had the merchandise in it.”