Nine individuals have been arrested in a motorcycle and ATV theft ring that spanned at least four counties and three states and used Internet sites such as Craig's List and e-Bay to find victims, the Delaware County District Attorney's office said today.
The thefts of approximately 30 high-end Ninja motorcycles and ATVs, worth approximately $250,000, occurred between June 2008 and June 2009. More than $60,000 in commercial landscape equipment also was recovered.
Arrested were Peter A. DeSantis, 38, of Newtown Square; Anthony Gianossa, 41, and Michael Angelo Furfara, 23, both of St. Davids; and Michael Tinsley, 22, of Pompton Lakes, N.J. They were charged with theft, receiving stolen property, burglary, conspiracy and related crimes.
Joseph Pizzuto, 34, of Upper Darby, was charged with theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy. Mark Dyer, 23, of Darby, was charged with conspiracy, according to court documents.
Also, Stephen Rocco D'Antonio, 37, of Havertown; David Murray, 28, of Drexel Hill; and Joseph Murray, 32, of Chadds Ford, were charged with theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy, according to court documents.
Tinsley remains at large, police said. All other defendants were arraigned and released on bail.