Monson man arrested in Connecticut with stolen U-Haul truck

CT State Police: license plate reader detected stolen truck at pawn shop

Adam McGrath of Monson. Image Courtesy: Connecticut State Police

STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. (WWLP) – A license plate reader helped Connecticut State Police recover a U-Haul truck stolen from Monson this past Spring.

Connecticut State Police said a trooper was on patrol near Simon Says Pawn Shop on West Stafford Road in Stafford Springs over the weekend when the license plate reader on the cruiser detected a stolen U-Haul box truck at the business. Troopers waited for the driver to come out of the business and enter the truck.

Image Courtesy: Connecticut State Police
Photo Courtesy: Connecticut State Police

According to the State Police, they determined Adam McGrath, 31, of Monson, rented the U-Haul on a one-day rental agreement in May of 2016 and never returned the truck.

McGrath was held on a $2,000 cash bond.  He’s scheduled to be arraigned on a larceny charge in Rockville Superior Court Monday, October 24th.