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Joseph P. Ricketts, 48, of Franklin Square was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny on June 2 at 10:15 p.m., after he took keys of a police officer’s personal vehicle while being transported home, police said. Police transported Ricketts, who was intoxicated, to his residence on Bray Avenue in Laurel, when a few hours later, at tour change, one of the officers was unable to locate the keys to his personal vehicle. That officer responded to Ricketts’ residence to interview him, and it was revealed that Ricketts stole the keys from a police bag and had them on his person, police said. Ricketts was arrested and held overnight.