COLONIE – After a high-speed chase, a car crash and a search of the Broderick Street neighborhood, two men were arrested and a stolen handgun was recovered.
According to police, on March 3 at around 1:47 a.m., Officer Conor Anson tried to stop the driver of a 2004 Infiniti for unsafely changing lanes on Central Avenue near Lisha Kill Road.
The vehicle stopped, but when Anson got out of his patrol car, the driver sped off heading east on Central.
Anson gave chase, but speeds and actions of the vehicle became dangerous and a patrol supervisor stopped the pursuit at 1:50 a.m.
At 2:06 a.m. the unoccupied vehicle was found at the end of Broderick Street crashed into trees. There was blood on the driver’s side of the vehicle and footprints leading away.
Colonie police and K9s searched the area but were unsuccessful until 3:18 a.m. when Anson spotted a man running between two houses on Roberts Drive and enter a 2007 BMW.
The BMW was stopped a short distance away and three occupants were detained including the driver of the Infiniti, Larry Faulkner, a 39-year-old from Albany .
Faulkner did have “significant facial injuries” from the crash and he was transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital for treatment.
A check of the BMW uncovered a loaded Smith and Wesson .45 caliber 1911 pistol that was reported stolen in Massachusetts. Also, Faulkner had 34 bags of marijuana in his possession.
The driver of the BMW, 23-year-old El-Jaquaad Faulkner, Larry Faulkner’s son, also had marijuana in his possession and was arrested.
The third person in the BMW was not charged and released.
Larry Faulkner was processed and arraigned at the hospital and charged with two felonies of criminal possession of a weapon, the misdemeanors of criminal possession of marijuana, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and unlawfully fleeing a police officer as well as the infractions of failing to stay in a single lane, speeding and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
El-Jaquaad Faulkner was released on an appearance ticket.