LUDLOW — Chief Daniel Valadas reports that the Ludlow Police Department arrested and charged a Connecticut man yesterday on charges of stealing a motor vehicle.
YVES SOROKOBI, 50, of MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT, was charged with:
- Larceny of a Motor vehicle
- Unregistered Motor Vehicle
- Number Plate Violation
On Saturday, April 3, at approximately 4 p.m., the Ludlow Police Department received a 911 call for a report of a motor vehicle that had just been stolen. The owners, and reporting party, stated that they were currently tracking the stolen vehicle via a mobile phone application. Ludlow Police dispatchers were able to remain on the line gathering real time data and location updates.
Shortly thereafter, Ludlow Police responded to the Pride Gas Station located at 478 Center St. Officers subsequently located the stolen motor vehicle and a 50-year-old male subject, later identified as SOROKOBI, who was pumping gas into the stolen vehicle.
After further investigation, officers determined that SOROKOBI, who had been pumping the gas, had taken the motor vehicle, which had previously been parked in front of a local business in town. The subject also left behind an unregistered motor vehicle in the parking lot of that same business, which had license plates that were registered to a vehicle contrary to the current make and model.
SOROKOBI was subsequently arrested and transported to the Ludlow Police Station, where he was booked and afforded all applicable rights. He is currently being held at the Hampden County House of Corrections in lieu of $10,040 bail.
He will be arraigned in Palmer District Court on Monday.
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.