Man Arrested After Being Found in Stolen Vehicle


HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A man was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after police found him in a vehicle that was reported stolen near 2nd and Alter Streets.

According to the police report, officers on patrol were alerted by their automatic license plate reader of a stolen vehicle in that area. Officers then noticed a man waving them down for assistance. The man said he spotted the car he had reported it stolen Sunday.

Police say they approached the car and found 32-year-old Xavier Gomez in the driver’s seat. He was taken into custody on an active warrant and charged with receiving stolen property.

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