NJ Police: SUV thief has Hudson Valley ties

<p>Authorities say Santiago Brito-Avalos stole a police SUV and crashed it into a rail terminal.</p>

News 12 Staff

Jan 11, 2018, 12:15 PM

Updated 2,382 days ago

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A man arrested for stealing a police SUV in New Jersey has ties to the Hudson Valley.
Authorities say Santiago Brito-Avalos took a train from Suffern to Hoboken earlier this week. He then found an unlocked K-9 unit with spare keys inside.
Brito-Avalos crashed the car into a rail terminal, badly damaging the waiting room doors.
The Mexican national is now facing burglary charges.
Reports say in 2016 he was arrested by Suffern police for throwing a statue through a church window.


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