Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander
Claverack, New York- On November 16, 2021, the New York State Police arrested Joshua M. Charron, age 24, of Greenport, NY, following a short pursuit.
Troopers located Charron operating a 2001 Toyota pickup truck southbound on State Route 9H after receiving a tip he had stolen merchandise from Lowes and Kohls on Fairview Avenue in Greenport. Charron refused to comply when Troopers initiated a stop and led them on a short pursuit. The pursuit ended when Charron ran a red light at the intersection with State Route 66 and struck another vehicle. Non-life-threatening injuries were reported at the scene and all parties involved were transported to Albany Medical Center including Charron’s passenger.
Investigation determined Charron had stolen items from Kohls and forcibly stole items from Lowes before fleeing. He was arrested for Robbery in the 2nd degree, a class C felony, Robbery in the 3rd degree, a class D felony, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th degree, Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd degree, and Reckless Driving, all misdemeanors.
Charron was arraigned before the town of Claverack Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail pending a future court date.
This investigation remains ongoing.