ITHACA, N.Y.—One man was arrested after a vehicle was stolen from someone’s driveway in Dryden earlier this month.

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Mason Thomas, a 23-year-old Ithaca resident, on third-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Allegedly, Thomas stole a 2011 black Honda Accord from a driveway on Dryden Road, after the owner started the engine to warm it up before driving around 7 a.m. on Nov. 21. The car was not immediately found, but was eventually discovered around 9:40 p.m. that same day in a parking lot near North Triphammer Road.

A search produced evidence that apparently pointed to Thomas, though the sheriff’s office did not state what evidence was found. Thomas was arrested on Nov. 29, turned over to Tompkins County Jail and remanded to the jail with a bail set. The New York State Police will also be charging Thomas with additional crimes, according to TCSO.

Matt Butler

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