Camillus man hits deputy’s car with stolen box truck during pursuit, police say

    Camillus, N.Y. — A Camillus man hit a patrol car Wednesday evening after getting into a pursuit, police said.

    Camillus police officers were responding to a domestic incident around 5:25 p.m. on Myron Road when they heard a report of a stolen truck nearby, Camillus police spokesperson Capt. James Nightingale said.

    The 2003 white box truck was quickly found by county deputies near Route 5 and West Genesee Street, Nightingale said.

    The deputies attempted to pull the truck over but the 23-year-old driver refused to stop, Nightingale said. The truck continued toward the Geddes-Solvay area before circling back to Camillus, he said.

    Police did not identify the driver.

    The driver then hit a deputy’s patrol vehicle and began driving away, Nightingale said. Police deflated the truck’s front tires using stop sticks, he said.

    The truck continued a while longer, hitting a parked car and eventually coming to a stop in a shallow creek, police said.

    The driver was charged with:

    • Third-degree grand larceny
    • Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance
    • Fourth-degree criminal mischief
    • Second-degree reckless endangerment
    • Resisting arrest
    • Third-degree unlawful fleeing
    • Reckless driving
    • Second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

    Staff writer Fernando Alba covers breaking news, crime and public safety. Have a tip, story idea, question or comment? Reach him: Email | Twitter or at 315-690-6950.

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