Police: Auburn man arrested for theft following car accident in Seneca County

An Auburn man was arrested for giving officers a false name and possessing stolen property after a car accident last week, New York State Police said.

According to a press release, on Friday, June 30, troopers responded to a motor vehicle accident on State Route 318 in the town of Junius. Upon arrival, officers discovered 23-year-old Supreme R. Hines, of Auburn, had been in a minor accident that caused some property damage.

At first, troopers said Hines gave officers a false name. However, troopers later determined his true identity.

In addition, police said a search of Hines’ vehicle revealed “booster” bags containing merchandise from various stores.

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