Three charged after vehicle pursuit

CANAJOHARIE —Three people are facing charges following a vehicle pursuit from the Thruway, into the village and through western Montgomery County into Herkimer County according to state police.

Charged on Wednesday by state police were:

— Edilberto Cruz, 35, of Albany, with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree unlawfully fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, second-degree criminal impersonation, and driving while ability impaired by drugs

— Jessica L. Dames, 33, of Albany with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property

— Ashley K. Seaman, 33, of Troy, with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property

Troopers said state police at Fonda along with state police from the Fultonville Thruway Barracks were advised to be on the lookout for a Jeep Cherokee stolen out of the city of Albany earlier in the morning.

The Jeep was observed traveling west on the thruway and troopers attempted to stop the vehicle just east of Exit 29 in Canajoharie.

The Jeep failed to stop and exited the thruway at Exit 29 and turned west on Route 5S at which time it accelerated away in apparent attempt to evade police.

The vehicle continued west on Route 5S entering Herkimer County and turned onto Route 169.

The Jeep then turned into the entrance roadway for the Herkimer Home where a short distance later it exited the roadway and came to rest against trees.

Three subjects were then taken into custody without incident. Cruz was the operator while Dames and Seaman were passengers.

All three were arraigned in the Town Court and committed to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail.

By Paul Wager

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