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Man accused of leading police on chase in stolen Spectrum van

December 26, 2017 12:34 PM

Albany police say they arrested an Albany man on Monday after he allegedly stole a cable truck and led officers on a short pursuit.

Police say 38-year-old Antonio Fonseca stole an unattended Spectrum van outside South Lake Avenue near Madison Avenue.

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The employee informed officers around 8:30 a.m. that his parked and running vehicle was taken.

About 20 minutes after the call, officers saw the van traveling northbound on Delaware Avenue and attempted a traffic stop, but Fonseca refused to stop and ultimately lost control outside Empire State Plaza after a brief chase.

After a foot pursuit, he was taken into custody.

Fonseca is charged with 3rd degree grand larceny, 3rd degree criminal possession of stolen property, and unlawfully fleeing a police officer.

He was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning in Albany City Court.

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Aidan Bean

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