12 July 2021
Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander


On July 4, 2021, New York State Police at Sidney arrested Johnny Rivera, age 33 of South Glens Falls, NY for the felony of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. 

A trooper was dispatched to the report of a van that was involved in an accident on County Road 4 in the town of Sidney.  When the trooper arrived, he found an unoccupied Rent-A-Center Express van that had crashed into the guide rail.  The trooper also discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen from the Glens Falls area. 

The trooper located Rivera walking away from the scene of the crash, an investigation revealed that Riveria was driving the vehicle when he crashed.  Sidney EMS responded to the scene to evaluate Rivera who had sustained some injuries and was subsequently transported to Tri-Town Hospital. 

Once released from the hospital, Rivera was transported to SP Sidney for arrest processing.  Rivera was transported to Sidney Town Court where he was arraigned by a judge.  He was released on his own recognizance and scheduled to reappear on July 22, 2021. 

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