Police: Suspect in custody after stealing police car, leading Troopers on chase

Schenectady Police said a suspect is in custody after stealing a police car and leading State Police on a chase down the Thruway.

Sgt. Matthew Dearing wrote in a press release the car was stolen outside Ellis Hospital at about 6:00 p.m.

State Police report the driver took the stolen vehicle onto the NYS Thruway eastbound at Exit 25, then continued south past Albany. A State Police helicopter monitored the pursuit from the air.

Police say they stopped the vehicle using spike strips, and arrested a male suspect in Kingston. He is 43-year-old Ricky Izarry.

Izarry is facing several charges including grand larceny, unlawfully fleeing a police officer, and several vehicle and traffic law charges.

This is a developing story. NewsChannel 13 will update this story as more information becomes available.