Bad Parking Leads to Wanted Man’s Arrest


Bad parking led to the apprehension of a man wanted on a probation violation. A state police investigator spotted 23-year-old Matthew Bergeron of Richmondville on Thursday afternoon as he tried to back a vehicle into a parking space at a truck stop in Schenectady. He parked crookedly, straddling two spaces, then walked away from the vehicle.

The investigator knew Bergeron from previous arrests. He also knew that Bergeron was a suspect in a burglary and was wanted on outstanding warrants in neighboring Schoharie County. He was taken into custody without incident.