DUANESBURG -- A call to check on a man who'd made comments that he might harm himself led to a brief chase Monday and the discovery of a car reported stolen from Glenville, as well as drugs, state police said.
Timothy W. Duncan, 40, of Ballston Spa, was ultimately arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felonies, as well as other charges.
The incident began at about 12:30 a.m. Monday as troopers received a call for a man who had made comments to others that he may harm himself, state police said.
Troopers responded and found Duncan sitting in the front driver's seat of a red Toyota Prius in the driveway of the Duanesburg address, state police said.
Duncan failed to comply to troopers' directions and then fled the property in the vehicle. He led troopers on a short pursuit on Mariaville Road, before he drove off the road and troopers took him into custody.
Troopers then learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen the previous day in Glenville. Troopers also found Duncan in possession of about two grams of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, state police said.
Duncan was also charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful fleeing of a police officer in a motor vehicle, misdemeanors.
Duncan was arraigned and ordered held on $40,000 bail.