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Louisville men accused of stealing property from 21 vehicles

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Michael T. Smith (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Michael T. Smith (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
James Kapetanios (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) James Kapetanios (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested two men who are responsible for stealing property from 21 vehicles -- and the crimes go as far back as November.

According to arrest warrants, the incidents took place from Nov. 1, 2013 to Feb. 26, 2014. Police say 24-year-old James Kapetanios and 21-year-old Michael Smith stole five car plates, and took property from 21 vehicles. The also allegedly stole a firearm, used a stolen credit card and broke into a warehouse.

In total, 29 people were victims of their crime spree, according to police.

Smith, who lives in an apartment on Garrison Rd., north of the intersection of National Turnpike and Outer Loop, was arrested at his residence on Wednesday night. Kapetanios, who lives at an apartment in the same area, was arrested at his residence hours later.

Both men are charged with five counts of theft of a motor vehicle registration plate, 10 counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of parts from a vehicle of $500 or more, but less than $10,000, one count of theft of a firearm, one count of fraudulent use of a credit card, 11 counts of theft by unlawful taking of property under $500, and one count of third degree burglary.

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