Rochester man charged by Albion police with stealing Mercedes-Benz

Staff Reports Posted 2 November 2015 at 12:00 am

Xavier A. Lowry

ALBION – A Rochester man was driving a stolen 2010 Mercedes-Benz in Albion on Halloween when the plate reader system in an Albion patrol vehicle detected the stolen car on North Main Street, Albion Police Chief Roland Nenni said.

Officers originally lost sight of the vehicle because of heavy traffic conditions. The Mercedes-Benz was later located at 7:30 p.m. and stopped in the Crosby’s convenient store parking lot located at 204 South Main St.

The driver, Xavier A. Lowry, 24, of 104 Hobart St., Rochester was the sole occupant of the vehicle and taken into custody.

The vehicle was found to have been stolen from the City of Rochester several days before, Nenni said. The vehicle had a suspended registration and a quantity of marijuana was found inside the vehicle. Lowry is also suspected of operating the vehicle while impaired by drugs, Nenni said.

Lowry was charged with the following offenses: Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree (E Felony), Operating a Motor Vehicle Impaired by Drugs (Misdemeanor), Operating a Motor Vehicle with Suspended Registration (Misdemeanor), and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (Violation).

Lowry was arraigned in the Town of Murray Court and committed to the Orleans County Jail on $5,000 bail. He is to return to court on Nov. 4 at 9 a.m.