Major Edward J. Kennedy
Troop A Commander
Arcade pursuit ends with drug charges for pair
On May 7, 2019, SP Machias Troopers arrested Michael R. Daskavitz, 21, of Lockport, NY for Criminal Possession of Marihuana 3rd Degree, Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer 3rd Degree, and Reckless Driving and Coreen R. Stewart, 19, of Friendship, NY for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.
Troopers attempted to make a traffic stop of Daskavitz’s vehicle on State Route 39 in the village of Arcade, at which time Daskavitz failed to comply and began to flee. Daskavitz led Troopers on a short pursuit which ended in the parking lot of Tractor Supply. During the arrest, Troopers discovered approximately 10.5 ounces of marijuana and its derivatives, and a quantity of several prescription pills for which neither subject possessed a valid prescription. Daskavitz and Stewart were both arrested and transported to SP Machias for processing.
Both subjects were issued appearance tickets for Arcade Village Court where they are due to appear in later this month.