Cortlandt Man Arrested Following Pursuit Crash - Daily Hudson Valley News

Cortlandt Man Arrested Following Pursuit Crash

May 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

The New York State Police at Cortlandt announce the arrest of Henry Grace, 19, of Cortlandt Manor, New York, following an early morning police pursuit in the towns of Cortlandt and Yorktown.

At about 2:45 a.m., on May 25, 2012, State Troopers assigned to the Cortlandt station attempted to stop a 2010 Toyota Scion on State Route 6 in the town of Cortlandt after it was observed committing traffic violations. The vehicle failed to stop and led Troopers on a chase that continued through Cortlandt and into Yorktown. The vehicle crashed on East Main Street in the Shrub Oak section of the town of Yorktown when the operator failed to negotiate a curve. The operator, Henry Grace, of Cortlandt Manor, New York, and the passenger, a 15 year-old juvenile, fled from the vehicle, leading Troopers on a foot pursuit. Both subjects were ultimately taken into custody. A check revealed the vehicle had been stolen earlier this morning from a Yorktown address.

Grace was charged with the felonies of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd degree, Criminal Mischief in the 2nd degree, and Escape in the 2nd degree, as well as the misdemeanors of Resisting Arrest and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Grace was also issued multiple traffic citations for violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues. Grace was arraigned in the Cortlandt Town Court and remanded to Westchester County Jail without bail. He is due to appear next week in Yorktown Town Court for further proceedings.

Grace’s underage passenger was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd degree, and will be required to appear in Westchester County Family Court in the near future. He was released to a family member. (The name of the juvenile cannot be released due to his age.)

The investigation into this matter continues at this time. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Inv. Sean J. Morgan of the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations at 914-788-8044 Ext. 119. All calls can be kept confidential.

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