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K-9 Apprehends Bardonia Teen Driving Stolen Car After Foot Chase

Clarkstown K-9 Remy.
Clarkstown K-9 Remy. Photo Credit: Tina Traster

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. --  A 16-year-old Bardonia boy driving a stolen car on Monday was captured by Clarkstown Police Officer K-9 Remy.

The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. when police responded to the area of Schweizer Lane and Ludvigh Road in Bardonia for a report of a male operating a stolen 2014 gray Ford Fusion, said Officer Peter Walker.

Responding officers attempted to stop the vehicle and a brief pursuit ensued and ended in the vicinity of the Nanuet Fire Station. The unidentified teen fled on foot in the area of the railroad track behind the firehouse, Walker said.

Patrol officers created a perimeter and the teen was tracked down by K-9 Remy after a brief search. The teen refused to comply with the officer's commands and was forcibly restrained by K-9 Remy, he added.

The teen was transported to Nyack Emergency Room for a medical evaluation. After being released, he was charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, reckless endangerment, and 14 summonses for violations of the traffic laws.

He is being held at the Rockland County Jail on $5,000 bail with a return court date scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29.

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