Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with stolen auto parts from a Riverhead Ford dealership.
State troopers on patrol in Riverhead at about 2:15 Monday morning were flagged down by a passing motorist who notified them of a suspicious vehicle parked on Pulaski Street in the vicinity of Riverhead Ford.
When the troopers located the vehicle, a 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, it fled and a pursuit began, according to a N.Y. State Police press release issued last night. The vehicle stopped a short time later and both occupants fled the scene on foot. The passenger, Keenan Jones, age 43, was quickly apprehended, police said. The driver of the vehicle is still at large.
Several items that were later determined to have been stolen from the Ford dealership, were located in the vehicle.
Police said Jones was charged with grand larceny in the third degree, a class D felony, criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree, a class D felony, criminal mischief in the second degree, a class D felony, possession of burglar tools, a class A misdemeanor and criminal trespass in the third degree, a class B misdemeanor).
Jones was scheduled to be arraigned Monday, police said.
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.