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Cheektowaga man charged for driving stolen vehicle in Amherst

Amherst Police
Posted at 8:15 AM, Feb 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-21 08:15:10-05

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — Police in Amherst say they've charged a Cheektowaga man for driving a stolen vehicle in Amherst early Sunday morning.

Authorities say 31-year-old Jay Mecca was seen driving a 1998 Toyota Corolla at the corner of Lynncrest and Wehrle around 5 a.m. Sunday, after the vehicle was reported stolen from Buffalo on Saturday.

Officers noticed Mecca leaving the vehicle, eventually walking on Wehrle.

Investigators charged Mecca with the following

  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree
  • Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle in the 3rd degree
  • Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd degree

Mecca was processed at the police station in Amherst, and issued an appearance ticket for a future court date.