02 July 2020
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major James C. Michael
Troop F Commander
Troop F Commander
On July 1, 2020 at approximately 10:55 p.m. State Police from the Greenville Barracks (Orange County) arrested Shane Cherry, age 30 from Clayton NY for Grand Larceny 3rd degree, DWAI Drugs (both felonies), Obstruction of Governmental Administration, Resisting Arrest (both misdemeanors) and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana 2nd, a violation.
Troopers responded to an Orange County 911 call for a vehicle crash at South Plank Road and County Route 22 in the town of Wawayanda. Troopers were advised that there was someone outside of the vehicle and seemed to be hysterical. While enroute to the crash, troopers received another call for a stolen vehicle on Indigot Lane, which is near the crash site. Troopers observed an unoccupied 2017 Volkswagen GTI at the intersection of Indigot Drive and County Route 22. The owner of the vehicle came out of his residence and informed the troopers that an unidentified white male came onto his property and got into his vehicle and drove it to the intersection where it stalled on him. He stated that the male then left the vehicle and fled on foot towards Millsburg Road. At that time troopers received a call that a male matching the description of the initial crash, and the stolen vehicle was on Millsburg Road and seemed disoriented. Troopers located the male, later identified as Shane Cherry. Cherry became defensive when the troopers approached him and stated that he thinks someone is chasing him. While being taken into custody he began to resist and did not follow commands. After a brief struggle, Cherry was taken into custody.
Additional troopers responded to the original crash site and located a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, investigation revealed that Shane Cherry was the operator of the vehicle. During an inventory of the vehicle troopers located approximately 11.5 grams of marihuana. While interviewing Cherry, troopers determined that he was impaired by drugs and he was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs. Cherry was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable to the Town of Wawayanda Court on July 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Cherry stated that he thinks that marihuana he smoked was laced with something. He was then transported to Orange Regional Medical Center for a medical evaluation. Cherry was not injured during the struggle with the troopers.