HALFMOON - A Troy man has been arrested, accused of leading troopers on a brief chase with stolen vacuum in Halfmoon, state police said.
George G. Conrad, Jr., 42, of Troy, faces multiple misdemeanors in the Monday incident, state police said. Two passengers were also charged with drug-related crimes.
The incident began at around 3 p.m. as troopers were called to Boscov's in Clifton Park for a reported theft, state police said. As troopers responded, the suspect's vehicle was spotted on Sitterly Road and troopers attempted a traffic stop, police said.
The driver, identified as Conrad, then fled and troopers pursued for a short distance until the vehicle came to a stop, state police said.
Troopers found Conrad in possession of a vacuum cleaner that had been stolen from Boscov's. Troopers also found him in possession of drug paraphernalia and a quantity of what troopers believe to be heroin, state police said.
Conrad faces one count each of third-degree fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, second-degree reckless endangerment, aggravated unlicensed operation, petit larceny, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.
Two passengers, identified as Jessica Watson-Brown, 27, and Zoe Lovelace, 25, both of Troy, were each found with a glass pipe with crack cocaine residue and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanors.
All three were processed and released to appear in Halfmoon court later.