KPD: Hudson Valley Man Crashes Stolen Car During Saturday’s Storm
A Hudson Valley man is accused of stealing a car from a local gas station. It's possible he would have gotten away if he didn't crash the car, moments later, due to Saturday's snowstorm.
On Saturday around 6:45 p.m., Kingston police received a report of a car that was stolen from a gas station located on Broadway in Kingston. Officers found the vehicle about a minute later, crashed into a concrete bridge structure at the corner of Wurts Street and Abeel Street.
Officers followed footprints in the snow to a nearby location and found 22-year-old James Soricelli of Poughkeepsie there, police say.
It appears Soricelli lost control of the stolen vehicle while driving down the snow-covered Wurts Street hill and was unable to make the turn onto Abeel Street, according to the Kingston Police Department.
Soricelli was charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, felonies, and criminal impersonation, a misdemeanor.
Soricelli was remanded to Ulster County Jail pending a future court date.
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