Albany man arrested after chase


ALBANY (WRGB) An Albany man was arrested Monday for allegedly stealing a cable truck and leading police on a short chase.

Antonio Fonseca, 38, is accused by Albany Police of stealing a Spectrum cable truck on South Lake Avenue near Madison Ave. Twenty minutes after the call came into police, Albany Police said officers spotted the van traveling northbound Delaware Ave. Albany Police say that the offices tried to stop Fonseca, but the driver refused and led the officers on a brief chase. According to Albany Police, Fonseca drove to South Swan Street near the Empire Sate plaza where he lost control of the vehicle and came to a stop. The offices then apprehended Fonseca and took him into custody.

Albany Police charged Fonseca with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, unlawfully fleeing a police officer and possession of burglar tools. He was also cited for several violations of the New York State vehicle and traffic law.

Fonseca is scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Albany City Criminal Court.

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