Three arrested after selling stolen motorcycle to undercover police

GUILDERLAND — Three Albany men were taken into custody at the Old Navy parking lot this month after they allegedly tried to sell a motorcycle stolen from the town of Kinderhook and forged titles to go with it.

The Albany County Sheriff’s Office charged Eric L. Willaims, 26, of 38 Elliot Ave.; Eugene C. Royal, 21, of 97 Lark St.; and Jaliyl H. McMillan, 23, of 120 Phillip St., with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, felonies. They were also charged with two counts of fifth-degree conspiracy, a misdemeanor.

Police reported that a confidential informant contacted them after Royal and Willaims attempted to sell him a stolen 2002 Ducati motorcycle for $2,300. Deputies said the motorcycle was taken during a burglary in Kinderhook. The defendants have not been charge with burglary.

After being contacted by the informant, the sheriff’s office had an undercover investigator contact the men posing as a potential buyer. Police reported the investigator and defendants then worked out a plan to exchange the motorcycle in the parking lot of the Old Navy store in Guilderland for $1,600.

When the men came to the lot police arrested them and a subsequent search of Williams’s vehicle uncovered forged New York and Florida titles, reported the sheriff’s office, asserting one of the forged titles was for the stolen motorcycle.


—Tyler Murphy


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