Three people have been charged with criminal possession of stolen property after a high-speed chase that started in Clifton Park and ended when the stolen car crashed on Route 2 in Colonie.
State police said the incident started with a report of shoplifting Saturday at the Boscov’s in Clifton Park Center.
Store officials reported the larceny and provided a license plate for the vehicle the suspects left in, according to a state police statement released this afternoon.
The car, which had been reported stolen in Albany, was spotted by a trooper southbound on the Northway in the area of Grooms Road. The driver refused to pull over when police tried to stop him and a pursuit started, ending when the car crashed into a guide rail on Route 2 in Colonie.
The passengers in the vehicle, Keith J. Brough, 31, of Albany and Kimberly Peters, 41 of Ballston Spa, were taken into custody and charged with third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. The driver, Freddie I. McRae, 45, of Albany was charged with third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. McRae also has outstanding bench warrants for his arrest from the town of Colonie and the state Division of Parole, according to state police.
All three suspects were arraigned in the Town of Colonie Court and sent to the Albany County Jail without bail.