Update: NYSP assisting the Vermont State Police
Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander
Update March 4, 2022: Following a joint investigation by the New York State Police and the Vermont State Police Jerry Ramirez, age 35, of Brooklyn, NY, the operator who attempted to flee State Troopers on March 2, 2022 on the Taconic State Parkway in Clinton, was arrested for Unlawful Fleeing in a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree, a class A misdemeanor, and as a Fugitive of Justice for a felony warrant out of the state of Vermont.
Ramirez was arraigned as a Fugitive of Justice before the Honorable Judge McLoughlin of the Dutchess County Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail without bail where he is currently awaiting extradition to the State of Vermont.
Clinton, New York – On March 1, 2022, the New York State Police assisted the Vermont State Police with an ongoing homicide investigation.
After receiving a law enforcement tip from the Vermont State Police that a vehicle and its occupants were traveling on the Taconic State Parkway in Columbia County, members of the New York State Police located the vehicle southbound near State Route 199 in Milan. Troopers initiated a traffic stop and the operator subsequently failed to comply. Spike strips were utilized to end the vehicle pursuit in the town of Clinton, and the two occupants fled on foot. Both were located a short time later in the surrounding wooded area.
The passenger of the vehicle was released uninjured. The vehicle operator was transported to a local area hospital with nonlife threatening injuries where he is listed in stable condition.
This investigation is ongoing, and the State Police will provide updates as soon as possible.