26 March 2017
Stolen Vehicle Arrest
Major David C. Candelaria
Troop L Commander
On Sunday March 26, 2017, at approximately 12:20 PM, a trooper from SP Brentwood stopped a blue Toyota Camry for a traffic violation on the southbound Sagtikos State Parkway south of the LIE. After the vehicle pulled over, the operator, later identified as Sean Connors, age 46, of Brooklyn, NY, fled on foot. Mr. Connors was located a short time later on the grounds of Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center by State Police members with the assistance of Suffolk County Police uniform patrol, SCPD K-9 Unit, SCPD Aviation Unit, as well as NY State Environmental Police. A DMV inquiry indicated that the vehicle was reported stolen to the NYPD on March 14, 2017.
Mr. Connors was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree(Class E Felony), Resisting Arrest(Class A Misdemeanor), Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs(Misd.), and traffic violations. The defendant was held for morning arraignment at Suffolk County First District Court.
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