Ballston Spa man charged with criminal possession of stolen property
DUANESBURG, N.Y. >> A Ballston Spa Man was arrested on multiple drug possession charges and for fleeing a police officer in a stolen vehicle.
Todd Duncan was arrested by New York State Police who were dispatched to a call in Duanesburg to check on the welfare of a male subject who made comments to others that he may harm himself. Police said upon their arrival at the residence, Duncan, was located sitting in the front driver seat of a red Toyota Prius in the driveway.
After failing to comply with verbal instructions, Duncan fled the driveway, leading troopers on a short pursuit on Mariaville Road. Duncan drove off the roadway and was taken into custody by police.
The investigation revealed that the vehicle Duncan was driving was reported stolen on Nov. 3 to the Town of Glenville Police Department. After being taken into custody, Duncan was found to possess approximately 2 grams of crack cocaine as well as other drug paraphernalia.
Duncan was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance fourth degree, and criminal possession of stolen property third degree, both felonies, criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh degree, and unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors.
He was arraigned in the Town of Rotterdam court and remanded to Schenectady County Jail on $40,000 cash or $80,000 bail bond.