A Clarendon man suspected in a car theft was taken into custody after he was found under the Fifth Avenue bridge by the Warren City Police at 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Jeremiah Scott Kay, 26, 6 Anchor St., Clarendon, was charged with theft, receiving stolen property, unauthorized use of a vehicle and driving while operating privilege is suspended after he allegedly entered and stole a Buchanan Street resident's vehicle at an unknown time on Monday.
Scott allegedly found the keys to a black 2009 Mercury Milan inside the vehicle and drove off.
Police said they responded at the scene Monday morning after the victim found the vehicle missing.
According to the Conewango Township Police, Kay has also charged with retail theft after he allegedly drove the stolen vehicle to the Kwik Fill gas station near the Warren Mall, pumped $45 worth of gas and then fled without paying at about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.
The victim's husband contacted city police nearly an hour later with a possible location of the vehicle near the intersection of Russell Street and Madison Avenue on Tuesday. Kay abandoned the vehicle and fled into the surrounding neighborhood.
Officers searched the neighborhood and during interviews with residents were told he was seen fleeing on Madison Avenue.
Kay remains in the county jail and will be arraigned before District Justice Glenn Carlson on Thursday.