Schenectady County

Sheep leads police on chase in Schenectady and Rotterdam; recaptured by officers, owners

In a still from surveillance video provided by Rotterdam resident Paul Garrow, the sheep is seen being followed by a Schenectady police SUV

In a still from surveillance video provided by Rotterdam resident Paul Garrow, the sheep is seen being followed by a Schenectady police SUV

Schenectady and Rotterdam – A sheep running loose through Schenectady and Rotterdam was caught Friday afternoon by its owners and Rotterdam police in a backyard on Plunkett Avenue. 

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Schenectady city police received a call around 11:05 a.m. Friday that there was a sheep on the loose near Broadway and Vischer Avenue, said Sgt. Nick Mannix.

Police tried multiple times to catch the sheep as it headed toward Curry Road in Rotterdam. Surveillance video from Paul and Deborah Garrow showed two police cars driving after the sheep as it took off down Augustine Avenue. 

 

Deborah Garrow said she went to answer the door and there the sheep was running away from the cops.

“It was a surprise,” she said. 

Rotterdam Patrolman Anthony Varrone said he contacted Abdullalah Halal Live Poultry at 824 Broadway, figuring the sheep had escaped from them. It had. 

Varrone said owners from the business came down and cornered the sheep around 12:30 in a backyard on Plunkett Avenue. 

Varrone said the sheep was not injured. 

The owners of the sheep could not be reached for comment.

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