CLIFTON PARK — A Schenectady woman was arrested twice on the same day for stealing or trying to steal vehicles — the second time shortly after her arraignment on the first charge, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department said.
Parvatie Sukhram, 29, of Van Vranken Street, faces charges of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies.
Deputies said Sukhram was arrested Thursday morning after an investigation into a report of a stolen vehicle on Ushers Road. Shortly before, they said, she had abandoned a vehicle reported stolen in Albany on Oct. 14.
Initially, Sukhram was apprehended by state police just before 9 a.m. on Interstate 87 in Colonie, state police said. Troopers found her with debit cards belonging to the vehicle’s owner and wearing a jacket reported stolen from a different vehicle, troopers said.
State police charged her with third-degree and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, felonies, and misdemeanor stolen property possession. She was arraigned and released, but she was turned over to the Sheriff’s Department, which processed her on the Ushers Road charges, sheriff’s officials said.
She was arraigned in Clifton Park Town Court. Deputies said that due to her case not meeting criteria under the state’s bail reform laws, she was released on her own recognizance.
Then, at 5:40 p.m., state police responded to a call for a woman in Clifton Park attempting to get into vehicles in a parking lot. They arrived to find Sukhram and she admitted to trying to steal a car from the area, state police said.
Sheriff’s officials identified the location of the second incident as a parking lot across the street from the courthouse.
She was charged in that case with attempted grand larceny, processed and released to EMS and taken to Ellis Hospital, state police said.