Henrietta, NY (December 1, 2022) Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Monday morning wanted by six police agencies. Vasiliy Maksimchuk is a serial larcenist suspected of stealing countless catalytic converters from unattended vehicles, costing each victim up to $1,900.00 per incident.

On November 28, 2022, the MCSO Tactical and Warrant Units located Vasiliy Maksimchuk, 32, of Greece in a stolen vehicle on St. Paul Street in the City of Rochester. Maksimchuk was taken into custody and transported to our B-Zone substation for investigation in relation to the theft of a catalytic converter from Park Point Drive in the Town of Henrietta on August 10, 2022. Maksimchuk is also wanted in connection with several additional catalytic converter thefts across the state.

Vasiliy Maksimchuk is charged with:

  • Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (Class D-Felony)
  • Auto Stripping in the Third Degree (Class A-Misdemeanor)

Since 2020, Maksimchuk has been issued 11 appearance tickets, Released on his Own Recognizance three times, and released to Pre-Trial Services at an arraignment.

“There are a small amount of individuals responsible for causing havoc in our community”, said Sheriff Todd K. Baxter. “Vasiliy Maksimchuk is one of those individuals, and I appreciate the tenacity of our deputies to bring him to justice. Maksimchuk has been racking up a staggering amount of arrests, only to be allowed to remain free to continue his criminal activity. This is an example of the need for the ability to hold repeat offenders in custody who refuse to comply with the law. I am hopeful Maksimchuk will be held accountable for the damage he has inflicted on our community.”

Mr. Maksimchuk was arraigned in Henrietta Town Court and remanded to the Monroe County Jail on $20,000 cash, $100,000 bond, or $150,000 partially secured bond. Additional charges are forthcoming.