NYSP: Burglary suspect intentionally rams into two state police cars after car chase

Saratoga County

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (NEWS10) — State Police investigated a car chase that led to two state police patrol cars being damaged in Clifton Park late on Feb. 18.

On February 18 at 11 p.m., State Police were informed of a chase with an armed burglary suspect in the City of Schenectady. As the suspect, Shaquille Jahmere Daniels, 29, of Troy crossed into the Town of Clifton Park, Troopers joined the pursuit.

Initial investigation determined that Daniels traveled eastbound on State Route 146, then crossed into the center median and crashed into the passenger side of a waiting troop car. The officer’s car was positioned in the center median with its emergency lights on to warn approaching traffic. Troopers say Daniels then intentionally rammed into the driver’s side of the troop car, pushing it into a snowbank.

When a second patrol car arrived, Daniels is accused of intentionally striking the front of that patrol car, before reversing and getting stuck in a snowbank. Neither Trooper was injured.

Daniels was taken into custody without further incident and turned over to the Schenectady Police Department. A loaded handgun was recovered from Daniels’ vehicle.

Charges:

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree (felony)
  • Criminal Mischief 2nd degree (felony)
  • Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree (misdemeanor)
  • Menacing 2nd degree (misdemeanor)
  • Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd degree (misdemeanor)

Daniels, who was being held at Schenectady County Jail, was transported to Clifton Park Town Court and arraigned. He was remanded back to Schenectady County Jail and is due back in court on April 15 at 3 p.m.

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