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Stolen Vehicle Arrest
Sheriff David P. Bartlett reports the arrest of a Chatham man for stealing a vehicle in the Village of Chatham. The incident took place on July 20, 2021 at about 4:30pm.
Deputies were dispatched by Columbia County 911, to the Village of Chatham for a report of a man attempting to gain entry into several parked vehicles. It was reported that the man was able to gain entry into one vehicle, a 2018 Mercedes Benz, which had the keys left in it, and stole it. Sheriff’s Deputies quickly converged on the area, and spotted the stolen vehicle traveling south on NYS RT 66 in the Town of Ghent. After initially failing to pull over, Deputies were able to successfully stop the vehicle, and took the sole occupant into custody.
Arrested was 42 year old Trevor J. Brodowski, of Chatham, New York. He was charged with Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree (Class D Felony), Criminal Mischief on the 3rd Degree (Class E Felony), Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree (Class A Misdemeanor), Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree (Class U Misdemeanor), and Unlicensed Driver (Traffic Infraction).
Brodowski was brought before Judge Borgia-Forster of the Town of Chatham Court, and he was released on his own recognizance, and is due to reappear in court at a later date.
Investigating for the Sheriff’s Officer were Sergeant Heath Benansky, Deputy Ryen Boehme, and Deputy Daniel Keyser.
Sheriff Bartlett praised the great police work by responding Deputies, who were able to quickly locate this stolen vehicle, and arrest the person responsible for stealing it.