Fuel Thieves Drill Into Broome Car Gas Tanks
Three men have been accused of stealing fuel from several vehicles by drilling into gasoline tanks.
Authorities say the tanks of eight vehicles at a car dealership on Front Street in the town of Chenango were drilled. The damage was estimated at more than $4,000.
According to the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, 23-year-old Donald Wilson of Binghamton; 20-year-old James Shaffer of Binghamton; and 18-year-old Ryan Bartram of Owego were arrested as a result of the investigation.
The men have been charged with second-degree criminal mischief, a felony.
Shaffer and Bartram were arrested at a nearby mobile home on Monday. Wilson was arrested today.
An investigator says police found a can of Arizona Iced Tea containing gasoline believed to have been stolen by the men.
The sheriff’s office has received no other recent reports of gasoline tank drilling incidents.