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BPD Make Arrest in Stolen Police Car Case

Buffalo police, along with the Erie County Sheriff's Department and other other agencies, have combined to make an arrest involving a stolen Buffalo police car.

Authorities have arrested 19 year old Scott Caldiero of Douglas Lane in Boston, NY and charged him with: Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, Grand Larceny, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and Computer Trespassing.

Police previously reported the vehicle - a marked 2008 Ford Crown Victoria - was parked out in front of Buffalo Police Headquarters at 74 Franklin St., just after 3am on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, when the vehicle was stolen.

With the assistance of other police agencies, the cruiser was located later that morning, around 5am in the Colden, NY area. The vehicle was recovered in burned out condition.

"An attentive D District Police Officer - Jay Reuther - was able to develop information regarding the stolen vehicle that eventually led to Caldiero as a suspect," according to Dennis J. Richards, chief of detectives. "Reuther and arson investigators were able to ascertain important information in the theft and arson investigation," Richards added.

Caldiero was located and questioned by sheriff's investigators and Buffalo police. He was charged by Det. Sergeant Sherry Kiszewski of the General Investigation Unit and Det. Gary Chwojdak of the Auto Theft Squad. Buffalo police were assisted by sheriff's detectives Steven Meerboth and Kevin Mahoney in the investigation leading up to the arrest, as well as Buffalo Fire Marshalls Ed Ortiz and George Arthur.