New York State Woman Leads Police on Wild Chase in Stolen Landscaping Truck
Anyone spot a missing company vehicle? Police say a New York state woman lead offcials on a chase that covered both sides of the Thruway Sunday afternoon. The pursuit would lead through multiple counties, and eventually involve authorities using a tire deflation device to stop the truck, that had been allegedly stolen from a local landscaping company the day before.
Pursuit Across New York
New York State police said in a press release that they received multiple calls Sunday of a truck driving erratically on eastbound I-90. When Troopers tried to stop the truck the driver failed to comply and the chase was on. However, offcials would temporarily call off the pursuit when the truck left the Thruway at Exit 34 in Canastota in Madison County.
Only two hours later, the same truck was reported back on the Thruway, this time traveling erratically westbound. This lead to the second pursuit of the day involving the same vehicle, and this time offcials were able to stop the truck with the deflation device in the town of Henrietta in Monroe County,
Suspect Allegedly Stole Truck From Landscaping Company
Police said they took a 27-year-old female, who was allegedly driving the stolen truck, into custody and have charged her with multiple crimes. State Police contacted a landscaping company which owned the vehicle, who confirmed the truck was seen on video surveillance being stolen Saturday.
New York Man Tries to Hide Stolen Truck With Spray Paint
A trip from Florida to New York back in March 2021 ended up costing a New York state man. Police say the 25-year-old man rented a U-Haul to drive to New York, but then never returned it. Apparently, this man had a master plan though to prevent getting caught. Officials say he spray painted the truck all black.
If you've ever seen a poorly spray painted vehicle it's quite a sight. Syracuse.com says the Bossvale, NY man had been hiding the creepy looking painted truck, in an attempt to elude authorities. But his luck ended when the truck was discovered by police in Vienna, NY during a burglary investigation.
Police say that upon discovery, the man had also removed the U-Haul's catalytic converter at some point. Catalytic converter thefts have skyrocketed in recent times, as the stolen parts can be resold on the black market for big bucks.