19-year-old Yael Arcelay jailed after stealing car, tells parents he bought it

19-year-old Yael Arcelay was jailed after stealing a vehicle on December 28th. The victim reported that her vehicle was stolen from her Needmore Road residence. One hour after her initial report, Arcelay’s father called the police to report that his son had returned home with a vehicle he believed to be stolen. Officers then interviewed Arcelay’s mother, who stated that Yael claimed to have purchased the stolen vehicle. Officers ran the vehicle’s VIN through NCIC, showing it to be registered to the victim. Officers located Yael Arcelay at his residence and took him into custody. The car is estimated to be worth approximately $15,000. Yael Arcelay has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle.

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