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Syracuse Man Arrested for Unauthorized Vehicle Use in Covert

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A man was arrested for unauthorized use of a vehicle and trespassing in the Town of Covert, according to Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson.

Deputies responded to a call around 7:15 a.m. on June 26 and found Jeffrey Peterson Jr., 35, of Syracuse, sleeping in a homeowner’s car without permission. Peterson fled the scene but was quickly apprehended by deputies.

He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center. An order of protection was requested for the victim. Peterson is set to appear in Covert Town Court at a later date.