Police: New York Man Stole & Crashed 3 Cars In A Day


Clermont, New York – The New York State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Michael Harrington, age 24, of Lake Katrine, NY, for three counts of Grand Larceny.

On June 28, 2020, at 4:20 a.m., Troopers responded to County Route 6 in the town of Clermont for a report of a suspicious male at the caller’s residence. While patrolling the area for the subject, Columbia County 911 advised patrols of a nearby rollover crash. The crashed vehicle, a 2005 Honda Civic, was located unattended. Continuing the search, Troopers located a second motor vehicle, a 2005 Dodge Ram, down an earth embankment and crashed into a tree.

Trooper Bell and his Bloodhound partner “Tilly” were requested to the scene who began a track from the site of the second stolen vehicle crash site. The track led to from County Route 6 to Cedar Hill Road where a third vehicle, a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, was also found stolen and crashed a short distance from where the vehicle was being stored.

“Tilly” continued her track to a recreational camper nearby where the suspect, Michael Harrington, was located. Harrington was taken into custody without further incident.

Harrington was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital for evaluation by Northern Dutchess Paramedics, and is scheduled to appear before the Clermont Court on July 16, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

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