Career criminal arrested for trying to steal items from unlocked cars


TOWN OF LLOYD – A homeless man with a lengthy criminal history has been arrested by Lloyd Police after he was accused of searching unlocked cars for the purpose of stealing items.  The 38-year-old man was arrested on Friday, March 18.

Nicholas Mikus, according to police, has been charged with attempted petit larceny and obstructing governmental administration.  Since 2001,  he has been arrested 50 times on a variety of charges.

According to Lloyd Police Chief James Janso, Mikus fled on foot when his officers attempted to interview him.  He was found a short time later and taken into custody.

While processing Mikus on his latest charges, police learned that a bench warrant for his arrest had been issued by the Ulster County Court on the charges of criminal possession of stolen property and grand larceny.

He was remanded to the Ulster County Jail without bail pending arraignment in Ulster County Court. 

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