SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Schenectady police patrol car was stolen Monday evening. It was later recovered by New York State Police on the Thruway southbound near Kingston.
The marked patrol SUV was reported stolen from outside Ellis Hospital around 6:30 p.m. According to NYSP, it was stolen by a man who had been brought to the hospital by police for an evaluation.
State police pursued the vehicle on the Thruway and also used a helicopter to monitor the pursuit from the air. Once in Ulster County, a sheriff’s deputy deployed a tire deflation device, which stopped the stolen SUV.
Ricky Izarry, 43, of Schenectady, was detained and turned over to Schenectady police. Several charges are pending, including Grand Larceny and Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer as well as multiple vehicle and traffic law charges.