Colonie Police: Arrests made in Morris Road chase, crash, shooting; Incident began with robbery in Schenectady

Zaremski and Daniels (top) and Gaccione (bottom)
Zaremski and Daniels (top) and Gaccione (bottom)

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COLONIE — Three people have been arrested in connection with the July 9 chase, crash and shooting on Morris Road in Colonie, police said.

Two face charges in the chase and shooting itself, which police said began with a marijuana robbery in Schenectady. The third person charged is accused of harboring one of the wanted men in her residence to prevent police apprehension, police said.

Arrested were Dwayne S. Daniels, 25, of Albany, Anthony J. Zaremski, 20, of Colonie and Alexis H. Gaccione, 40, of Colonie.

Daniels and Zaremski each face charges of second-degree attempted murder and felony weapons possession, reckless endangerment and marijuana possession counts, police said.


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Gaccione faces felony hindering prosecution, accused of harboring Zaremiski. She also faces felony drug counts, police said.

The incident happened the afternoon of July 9, police said. Zaremski and Daniels met someone in Schenectady ostensibly to purchase marijuana, but that purchase turned into a robbery, Colonie police said.

Zaremski and Daniels then fled with the marijuana in a Jeep with the seller chasing after them in a pickup truck, police said. 

The chase eventually reached Morris Road in Colonie just after 4 p.m., where the Jeep occupied by Zaremski and Daniels rolled over at the railroad tracks, police said. 

Callers reported that an occupant of the rolled over Jeep fired a shot from a handgun at the pickup truck, which had also been involved in the crash, police said.

Arriving officers found the rolled over car, but not the occupants nor the pickup truck. The occupants of the car fled into the woods along Morris Road while the pickup truck fled north on Morris, police said.

Police soon found the pickup on Interstate 87 northbound at Exit 4, and detained the lone occupant for questioning.

At the crash scene, officers found a spent shell casing near the rolled Jeep and observed a large quantity of marijuana and cash inside the vehicle, police said.

During his attempt to get away, Daniels is accused of burglarizing a house and taking a bicycle, police said. He faces an additional charge of second-degree burglary and petit larceny, police said.

Police arrested Daniels this past Wednesday at a residence in Schenectady. Police arrested Zaremski the next day in Colonie.

Both Daniels and Zaremski may face additional charges in Schenectady related to the initial incident there, police said. 

Gaccione was also arrested Thursday after police determined she had been harboring Zremski. A search of her residence uncovered about one pound of marijuana, more than a quarter ounce of concentrated cannabis and five hydrocodone pills. She is accused of possessing the drugs and concealing Zaremski in the presence of her 11-year-old son, police said.

Daniels and Zaremski were sent to the Albany County jail pending arraignment, while Gaccione was issued an appearance ticket and released.


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