Rochester Duo Accused of Stealing 17 Catalytic Converters from Auto Mall

Two people are facing multiple charges after allegedly stealing more than a dozen catalytic converters from a car dealership.

Police were called to investigate the alleged theft of seventeen (17) catalytic converters from the Driver's Village Auto Mall, located at 5885 East Circle Drive in Cicero, New York.

Driver's Village in Cicero, New York Photo Credit: Google (image captured July 2017) via Google Maps (June 2022)
Driver's Village in Cicero, New York Photo Credit: Google (image captured July 2017) via Google Maps (June 2022)
loading...

According to a written release from the New York State Police, the vehicles from which the parts were stolen were parked in the spacious lot.

The cost of the damages to the vehicles from which the items were stolen is estimate to be more than $50,000.

Two suspects, identified as 25-year-old Brittany Hollaert and 31-year-old Vasiliy Maksimchuk - both from Rochester, were named by the NYSP as the primary suspects in the thefts.  Police say, "Both suspects were also involved in several other similar thefts throughout the Rochester area."

Hollaert and Maksimchuk both face the following charges:

  • Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a Class C felony
  • Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, a Class D felony
  • Auto Stripping in the First Degree, a Class D felony
  • Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, a Class E felony

Authorities say that Hollaert was arraigned and issued appearance tickets.  She is scheduled to answer the charges in the Town of Cicero Court at a future date.  Maksimchuk was brought to the Onondaga County Justice Center for arraignment.

Both were taken into custody without reported incident.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call police.

Anonymous calls, e-mail, and messages may also be left with Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers by calling: 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS), by visiting www.mohawkvalleycrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips mobile app. All information received by Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% confidential.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  Regardless of any statements regarding potential evidence presented or accusations alleged, the reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

Crime doesn't pay but, if you had some extra cash, would you consider one of the these luxurious spots?

$2.9 Million Saratoga Mansion Has Soundproof Room For Rock Band Rehearsal

This stunning mansion is just minutes from Saratoga Lake and overlooks Lake Lonely. The balcony and windows lead to gorgeous sunset views. The backyard is an oasis with a heated saltwater pool, hot tub, and sunken firepit. There is beautiful marble throughout starting with the spacious foyer. The kitchen features a waterfall marble island and a built-in coffee bar. The finished basement is huge with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in the center of one of the rooms. There is plenty of fun including a workout space. The coolest part of the basement is a soundproof room for a full rock band to rehearse in!

Waterfront Foundation For Custom Home In Cooperstown

Looking to build a house on beautiful lake lakefront property? Here’s a chance for you to build a custom-built home on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown and it's already started for you.

Stunning $3.5 Mil Modern Saratoga Mansion w/Wine Cellar, Lap Pool & Outdoor Oasis

This is a gorgeously modern custom home that sits on over 14 acres. There is a designer chef's kitchen with top-notch appliances along with a beautiful center island and open dining room. There is also a custom bar and wine cellar. The basement features a home gym and an indoor lap pool. The backyard is the coolest part of the property. It really is an outdoor oasis. It has a heated saltwater pool, stone patio, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and custom stone fireplace. It is a short drive to the Saratoga Race Course and Lake George.

Free Stuff You Can Get From Buy Nothing Buffalo

Free furniture and other free household items you can get from The Buy Nothing Project right here in Buffalo, New York.