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State Police arrest driver following Schenectady pursuit


On April 18, 2024, the State Police of Princetown arrested Daquan C. Watkins, a 31-year-old resident of Albany, NY. Watkins was arrested for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the fourth degree, Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the third degree, Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree, Resisting Arrest, and multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law violations.

Troopers attempted to stop a vehicle on Albany Street in Schenectady, NY, on April 18, 2024, at around 8:45 p.m. for breaking Vehicle and Traffic Law. Watkins was driving the vehicle and failed to comply with the trooper's request. As a result, a pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit was discontinued in the Hamburg Street area in Rotterdam, NY, due to safety concerns. Later, Troopers found the vehicle on South Brandywine Avenue in Schenectady, NY, where Watkins again fled in the vehicle. During the pursuit, Watkins collided with and damaged a marked Troop car. The vehicle became disabled due to the damage caused by the contact, and Watkins attempted to flee on foot. However, after a brief foot pursuit, he was apprehended.

Upon investigation, it was found that Watkins was wanted on a Felony Arrest Warrant issued by the East Greenbush Town Court. Additionally, the vehicle Watkins was driving had been reported as stolen from Columbia Avenue in East Greenbush, NY, on March 29, 2024. Watkins was taken to SP Princetown for processing and subsequently transported to the Schenectady County Correctional Facility to await arraignment.

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