SULLIVANCOUNTY SHERIFF's DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE

Parolee stopped in stolen car, released on an appearance ticket

Posted 2/3/22

On Saturday, January 22, at about 11:15 p.m., the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a car that had just been stolen out of a driveway on Route 42 South in the Town of Thompson.

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SULLIVANCOUNTY SHERIFF's DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE

Parolee stopped in stolen car, released on an appearance ticket

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MONTICELLO, NY — On Saturday, January 22, at about 11:15 p.m., the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a car that had just been stolen out of a driveway on Route 42 South in the Town of Thompson. Responding deputies immediately put out a description of the wanted vehicle which was a white 2018 Chrysler 300 sedan. Approximately 15 minutes later, the vehicle was spotted by another sheriff’s patrol on Broadway in the Village of Monticello.

The stolen vehicle attempted to elude the patrol but was eventually stopped on North Street near the John Crawford Houses. Arrested in the vehicle was the driver, Michael J. Mackawgy, 24, of Binghamton. He was in the company of Christine R. Kearney, 19, of Forestburgh. Both suspects were taken into custody and charged with felony criminal possession of stolen property and misdemeanor petit larceny.

Deputies learned that the pair had rifled through several unlocked cars and took property prior to stealing the Chrysler. Deputies also found out that Mackawgy is currently on parole for burglary. Under New York State’s new parole and bail reform rules, Mackawgy was released on an appearance ticket as was Kearney. Both suspects are due back in the Town of Thompson Court on February 2, at 5:00 p.m.

Sheriff Mike Schiff said that Sullivan County has seen a rash of stolen car cases lately. The sheriff asks that all residents remain vigilant, remove valuables and lock up their vehicles when not in use. “If you see any suspicious persons or activity, don’t be afraid to call 911," he said.

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