30 September 2021

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



On September 29, 2021, at approximately 4:25 pm,  State Police in Herkimer received a report from Herkimer County 911 that State Police patrols in Troop G and T (Thruway) were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle that was taken in an armed carjacking that occurred in the village of Canajoharie (Montgomery County). 

Troopers located the suspect vehicle on E. Jefferson Street in the city of Little Falls. The pursuit continued onto W. Jefferson St. and turned on to the NYS Canal Trail.  A short time later, the pursuit ended on the canal trail (town of Little Falls) when the suspect vehicle became disabled in a ditch.  Once the suspect’s vehicle became disabled, he fled into the wooded area off of the canal trail. 

Troopers and a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy observed the suspect walking along the canal trail where he was taken into custody without incident.

Jonathon J. Grico-Wolak, age 30 from Utica, NY was arrested for the following:

  • State Police: DWAI-Drugs, Criminal Impersonation 2nd degree, and several V&T violations.
  • Canajoharie Police Department:  Robbery 1st degree, (2) counts of Menacing 2nd degree, Reckless Endangerment, and Grand Larceny 4th degree.

He was arraigned in the village of Canajoharie and was remanded to the Montgomery County Jail on $100,000 cash/$200,000 bond. 


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