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Roland man arrested for stealing neighbor's lawnmower

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - A 56-year-old Roland man was arrested Dec. 9 and charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, court records indicate.


If convicted, Roy Young, 56, could face up to seven years in prison. He was also charged with knowingly receiving or concealing stolen property, a misdemeanor.


On Dec. 9, a Roland police officer was dispatched to a Roland home after a female resident called and said she had just seen a male, later identified as Young, go under her carport and take her push mower. She stated that Young was wearing a black beanie, tan jacket, brown boots and jeans.


When the officer arrived at the residence, he heard a push mower running at the neighbor’s residence at. While standing in the woman's backyard, the officer looked over the security fence and saw Young washing a red and black push mower.


The officer knocked on the gate and identified himself to Young, who began to push the mower inside the residence to conceal it and then came and opened the gate.


Young told the officer he had bought the mower from the neighbor across the street. By that point, however, the officer had received emailed camera footage from the reporting homeowner's Ring doorbell camera, which showed Young taking the mower.


Young was then placed in custody and the mower was returned to its owner.


Laura Brown, Staff Writer


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