Gary man gets 2 years for tire thefts

February 25, 2010 8:28:51 AM PST
A Gary, Ind., man has been sentenced to two years in prison for stealing tires.The Lake co. Sheriff's Dept said an anonymous tip and surveillance by helicopter led to the arrest.

Stephen Guzman, 25, was convicted of theft Jan. 26.

Guzman was also given an additional year in jail as his probation was revoked on a 2004 burglary sentence.

Police say Guzman was caught after they received an anonymous tip that a truck was being stripped near 22nd Avenue and Stevenson Street in Gary. A helicopter patrol spotted a black truck sitting on blocks with missing wheels and Guzman rolling a wheel away.