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27 September 2019
Brooklyn man crashed stolen car following a pursuit on the Thruway.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Douglas R. Keyer Jr.
Troop T Commander
Canajoharie, NY - On September 25, 2019 at approximately 7:45 p.m., State Police attempted to stop a Honda CRV eastbound on I-90 for a vehicle and traffic violation. The driver, later identified as Sean T. Wilkerson, 28, of Brooklyn, NY, failed to comply and a brief pursuit ensued. When Wilkerson attempted to exit the Thruway at Canajoharie at a high rate of speed, he lost control of the vehicle, striking the guide rail and overturning.
The pursuing Troopers observed Wilkerson and a passenger flee from the vehicle into the nearby woods. After a search of the area was conducted, Wilkerson was located a short distance away and was taken into custody and was transported by GAVAC EMS to St. Mary’s Hospital for minor injuries sustained in the accident.
After being released from the hospital, Wilkerson was transported to SP Fonda where a preliminary investigation determined that the CRV was a stolen vehicle from Plainfield PD in New Jersey and the plates were reported stolen by NYPD. A search of the vehicle resulted in locating a skimmer device, multiple blank credit cards and gift cards, and a small amount of marijuana. Additionally, it was determined that Wilkerson was wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision on an absconding warrant (parole violation).
Wilkerson was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd degree; a Class D Felony, Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree; a Class D Felony, Unlawful Possession of a Skimmer Device 2nd degree; a Class A Misdemeanor, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th degree; a Class A Misdemeanor, Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle; a Class A Misdemeanor, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana; a Violation, and multiple Vehicle and Traffic Violations.
Wilkerson was arraigned before the Town of Canajoharie Court and was remanded to the Montgomery County jail without bail. A return court date of October 3, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. has been set. He was uncooperative with State Police as they continue the investigation and attempt to locate the second individual who was in the vehicle during the incident.
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