Two vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed in the Town of Southeast ended with one of the drivers behind bars for stealing items from unlocked vehicles.
The Putnam County Sheriff's Office reported that after one of their officers spotted the two speeding cars on March 4 around 2:45 a.m., it took help from the New York State Police and the Brewster Police Department before both were stopped and a 20-year-old Danbury resident was in cuffs.
According to the sheriff's office, Alex J. Cardenas-Tacuri had fled Connecticut after stealing items from several unlocked cars.
The occupant of the other vehicle was a victim who was pursuing Cardenas-Tacuri after the suspect had been observed going through unlocked vehicles in the victim’s driveway in the City of Danbury, the sheriff's office said.
During a search, officers found Cardenas-Tacuri was in possession of stolen items taken from several vehicles, in addition to a switchblade knife.
He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property and remanded to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,000 bail.
All area jurisdictions where property has been stolen were contacted and will be pursuing additional charges against Cardenas-Tacuri, the sheriff's office said.
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