2 arrested after chase ends in crash

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QUEENSBURY, N.Y, (NEWS10) – On Friday, around 2:30 p.m., Warren County Sheriff’s Office say they arrested Grover Pangburn, 46, of Rutland, and Ashley Short, 32, Of Danby, both of Vermont. They say they responded to multiple reports of concerns over a woman that appeared impaired, stumbling in a parking lot in the area of the Outlet Stores, in Queensbury.

Deputies say they located Short in a silver GMC Sierra pick-up truck that appeared to be suffering from an altered mental state. The Sheriff’s department said Pangburn, got into the driver’s seat of the truck and left with Short before EMS arrived.

Deputies say Pangburn almost hit a patrol car responding to a call and deputies tried to stop the truck before ending the chase on the Northway due to heavy traffic. Police determined the truck to be stolen.

Police say Pangburn was driving recklessly and was becoming dangerous to other drivers. Police continued to use their lights and sirens to get Pangburn to pull over. He continued into Washington County, where deputies say, there was a crash in Fort Edward and Pangburn and Short tried to run on foot. They were arrested a short time later.

Charges:

Pangburn:

  • Third-Degree Criminal Possession of Stolen Property
  • Four Counts of First-Degree Reckless Endangerment
  • Misdemeanors of Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle
  • Third-Degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation
  • Reckless Operation as well as a number of vehicle and traffic violations.

Pangburn was arraigned and remanded to the Warren County Correctional Facility without bail.

Short:

  • Third-Degree Criminal Possession of Stolen Property
  • Fugitive from Justice

Short was wanted by the Vermont Department of Corrections on outstanding charges of assault and robbery with a weapon and several probation violations Police said. Short was charged as being a Fugitive from Justice and is awaiting extradition procedures at this time.

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