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Facebook Post Leads To Arrest Of Man In Burglary At LaGrange Auto Body Shop

Michael Spiak
Michael Spiak Photo Credit: New York State Police

LAGRANGE, N.Y. -- A 25-year-old man accused of felony and misdemeanor crimes was arrested this week after investigators posted his information to Facebook in connection with a burglary at an auto body shop in LaGrange.

Michael Spiak, was wanted on a charges of third-degree burglary, a felony, and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor, according to New York State Police.

The 25-year-old was initially charged in August when he was arrested in connection with the burglary.

When he failed to answer to the charges in court earlier this month, a warrant was issued for his arrest, police said.

On Wednesday, state police posted Spiak's picture and details of his case on Facebook. Within hours, he was spotted on Academy Street in Poughkeepsie by a person traveling with a retired New York State Police investigator, authorities said.

Spiak was arrested without incident and arraigned in LaGrange Town Court. He was taken to the Dutchess County jail, where he was held on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

Learn about other New York State Police cases on the department's Facebook page .

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