Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. Reports License Plate Reader Technology Crucial to Discovery of Two Vehicles Reported Stolen – HamletHub

Posted: April 18, 2020 at 6:57 pm

At approximately 12:17 p.m. on April 8, 2020, Deputy Amanda Collier was on Patrol in the Town of Putnam Valley when she received a notification that a stolen vehicle was traveling northbound on the Taconic State Parkway. That notification came as a result of an LPR hit (license plate reader) that generated a notification to law enforcement agencies. The vehicle was a 2006 grey Acura and was reported stolen out of theBronx.

Deputy Collier positioned herself on the Taconic overpass located at Bryant Pond Road. Approximately 8 minutes later, upon seeing the Vehicle traveling in a Northerly Direction on the Taconic State Parkway, the Deputy entered the Parkway and began traveling behind said vehicle. She observed that the license plate and vehicle were the same as noted on the alert. Through communication with the Sheriffs Office Communications desk, she was able to get a verification from the NYPD that the car was indeed reportedstolen.

Subsequent to verifying the information, Deputy Collier activated her emergency lights and sirens as a signal for the driver of the vehicle to pull over. The vehicle first started to slow down and then moved to the left and sped away. The vehicle continued traveling northward on the Taconic accelerating to speeds well in excess of the speed limit. The driver of the vehicle continued to drive recklessly. During this reckless driving the vehicle exited the Taconic State Parkway, reentered the Taconic and finally ended up on I-84. Still traveling in excess of the speed limit, the vehicle, while attempting to exit the highway at the Ludingtonville Road exit, went through the grass, struck the guiderail and flipped three times finally coming to rest on its roof in the right eastbound lane ofI-84.

The driver, Brandon Scott Cohn, 27, of the Bronx, was charged with Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree (Felony), Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd Degree (Felony), Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree (Misdemeanor), Reckless Driving (Misdemeanor) and various Vehicle&Traffic Law charges. He did not appear to have sustained any injuries in the crash. He was arraigned and subsequently released to appear in Court on a laterdate.

The only other occupant of the vehicle was Toniann Orichello, also 27, of Scarsdale. Ms. Orichello was transported to a nearby hospital with what appeared to be non-serious injuries and was given an appearance ticket to appear in Court on a later date to answer criminalcharges.

The owner of the vehicle, a 59-year-old woman from the Bronx, was notified and advised on how to proceed regarding the accident report and contacting her insurancecompany.

On April 6, 2020, Deputy Anthony Tolve was on patrol when he was notified to be on the lookout for a stolen vehicle following a notification that a License Plate Reader had picked up a reportedly stolen car traveling northbound on the Taconic State Parkway. Deputies Anthony Tolve and Randel Hill positioned themselves on the Taconic. A short time later the vehicle was observed and Deputy Tolve pulled the vehicle over. The vehicle was occupied by a brother and sister. The female advised the deputies that her boyfriend, who was not in the vehicle, rented the vehicle on her behalf. After an investigation, it was confirmed that the vehicle was a rental car and that the person who rented the car failed to make a payment and the rental company reported it stolen. Since neither of the occupants was aware that the vehicle was reported stolen, they were not charged in relation to the alleged larceny. However, a further investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle had a suspended license. He was issued a trafficsummons.

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