Louis Votto was arrested last week by Central Office detectives in the Hotel Cadillac and held in $2,000 bail by Magistrate Corrigan for trial on a charge of stealing bronze statues and antiques. Complaints have reached the police recently from dealers in Fourth and Fifth Ave. regarding thefts of bronzes and detectives were put to work on the case. When arrested Votto was inspecting pieces of bronze in the parcel room at the hotel. The Gorham Co.’s detective became suspicious of the man after he had been at the store on several occasions and decided to watch him. He states that Vetto came to the store last Tuesday and was for some time in the bronze department. Votto said that he was waiting for his mother. When he left the store he was shadowed by the Gorham detective and traced to the Hotel Cadillac. When arrested and taken to police headquarters a package of old Dutch spoons valued at $100 were found on the prisoner, the police say. These spoons were later identified by John Fenning, 428 Fifth Ave., as his property. The value of the bronzes taken from the Gorham Co. was about $150. The prisoner explained to the police that he lived in Providence, R. I. He was held in $1,000 bail on the Gorham Co. charge and in $1,000 bail on the Fenning charge.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 18th October 1911