Man stole vehicle batteries: deputies

MINDEN-Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies said a man was arrested for stealing batteries from vehicles.

Roger J. Ayers, 36, of 7853 Route 5, St. Johnsville, was charged with four counts of petit larceny after an investigation into the theft of large motor vehicle batteries.

Deputies said Ayers is accused of stealing more than 12 batteries from farm vehicles and tractor trailers in the towns of Minden and Palatine over the course of several weeks.

Ayers is being held in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, pending arraignment.