Police: Wanted man leads Albany police on chase, crashes into house


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Albany Police took a wanted man into custody overnight after he allegedly led  police on a chase and crashed into a house.

Police say Carlos Spottsville, 53, of Albany, was wanted for questioning by detectives in connection with a robbery at the Price Chopper on Madison Avenue on Monday. When police spotted Spottsville near the intersection of Corlear Street and Hoffman Avenue, he allegedly led them on a short chase, ending when he crashed his car into a home on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Mona Terrace.

Spottsville then allegedly fled the crash scene on foot, but police quickly caught up and took him into custody.

No one inside the home was injured. The Albany Fire Department and Building and Codes Division were requested to the scene and determined the house to be structurally safe.

Spottsville was charged with reckless endangerment, unlawfully fleeing a police officer, criminal mischief, aggravated unlicensed and resisting arrest. He was also charged with robbery in connection with the April 15 Price Chopper robbery, in which he allegedly threatened a loss prevention officer and implied he had a handgun.

Spottsville is scheduled to be arraigned in Albany City Court Friday morning.

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