BETHLEHEM – Two Schenectady residents have been arrested in connection with a stolen car after a Thruway stop, state police said Tuesday.
The two were found inside a car that had been reported stolen from Schenectady. Troopers stopped the pair as they headed south in the car, state police said.
The incident happened Saturday evening just before 8 p.m. State police then were notified that a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Schenectady had entered the Thruway at Exit 25A, state police said.
State police soon found the vehicle headed south at Bethlehem and pulled it over. State police identified the driver as Edward J. Steele, 25, and passenger as Janay D. Jones, 20, both of Schenectady.
Troopers charged Steele and Jones each with one count of third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony.
The two were virtually arraigned. Jones was released to return to court later. Due to multiple prior felony convictions, Steele was ordered held and is due back in court later this week.