GPS tracks stolen car to Athens | New

Athens, Pennsylvania – A tracking system led police to a park in Athens, where they discovered a stolen SUV in Ohio.

Now Chad Edwin Bubb, 43, is in custody and charged with the theft of the $19,000 Chevrolet Avalanche, according to Athens officer Cody Welch.

An OnStar representative contacted the Bradford County Emergency Dispatch Center on October 26 and said a 2013 stolen avalanche was reported in the Valley Playland Park area. When the police arrived, they reportedly found Bubb in the driver’s seat. His wife, Kaleah Renee Seitz, and two young children, ages 3 and 4, as well as the family dog, were also at the park.

Welch took Bubb into custody and then questioned Seitz, 36, about how long he had the truck.

“I think that’s a question I probably shouldn’t answer,” she reportedly replied.

The truck had been reported stolen in Garrettsville, Ohio, earlier in the day, records show. The Avalanche’s license plate actually belonged to a U-Haul trailer in Colorado, but the vehicle identification number matched the stolen SUV, police say.

Bubb and Seitz, who police say are homeless, have each been charged with receiving stolen property. Bubb was also accused of having an illegal recording. A preliminary hearing for Bubb is scheduled for Nov. 22 at 8:30 a.m. before District Judge Larry Hurley.

Seitz agreed to drop his charges in county court following a preliminary hearing on Nov. 8.

Bubb’s role sheet

Seitz role sheet

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