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Rochester man wanted in muffler, tire shop thefts across region taken arrested in Ontario County

A Rochester man was taken into custody in Ontario County on felony burglary charges with additional counts pending following an investigation into a theft from Mavis Discount Tire in Hopewell.

That theft happened on October 17, according to a news release.

Charles Collins Jr., 37, of Rochester was charged with third-degree burglary.

Deputies say the sheriff’s office was assisted by Auburn and Dewitt police departments into a number of muffler and tire shop burglaries around the region.

Collins is an apparent suspect in a string of incidents across the region. He was remanded to the Ontario County Jail on no bail.