Driver arrested for 1st-degree reckless endangerment, numerous other charges in high-speed chase

Photo by Tom Rivers: A van driven by Shabre Young of Rochester struck a utility pole at Lime Kiln Road and Route 98 in Barre on Friday afternoon, ending a high-speed chase that started in Batavia.

Staff Reports Posted 18 November 2017 at 8:53 am

3 from Rochester jailed after stealing from Kohl’s, fleeing police

Three residents of Rochester are in custody, charged with felony larceny and misdemeanor conspiracy after allegedly stealing $2,200 in merchandise from Kohl’s Department Store in Batavia on Friday and then leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase into Orleans County.

Charged are Davion Z. Jackson, 23, of Curlew Street; Jeremy L. Siplin, 40, of Lakeview Street; and Shabre A. Young, 25, of Fulton Avenue.

Young, the driver of an SUV, is also charged with reckless endangerment in the first degree, unlawfully fleeing police, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operation, 3rd, speeding, speeding in zone, speeding in a school zone, speeding in a work zone, moving from lane unsafely, no turn signal, failure to keep right, and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

The thefts were reported at 1:31 p.m. Deputies were informed the suspects had fled in a tan Ford van. A short time later, the vehicle was spotted on Route 98 by Deputy Andrew Hale and Trooper Mitch Hamilton.

The peace officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but Young allegedly hit the gas rather than stop and headed north on Route 98.

Young allegedly attempted to elude capture, hitting speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

During the pursuit, suspects reportedly discarded stolen items from the windows of the vehicle.

At Route 98 and Lime Kiln Road in Albion, Young reportedly attempted to negotiate a turn at a high speed. The van struck a utility pole, shearing it off. Two occupants allegedly fled on foot but were apprehended quickly in close proximity to the vehicle.

Young was transported to UMMC in Batavia and subsequently released.

The suspects were arraigned in Town of Batavia Court. Jackson was jailed on $20,000 cash bail, $30,000 bond; Young on $10,000 bail, $15,000 bond; and Siplin was ordered held without bail.

Additional charges may be pending in Orleans County.

The incident was investigated by deputies Andrew Hale and Joseph Loftus with assistance from other members of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, including investigator Chris Parker and Investigator James Diehl. The State Police, Batavia PD, Albion PD, and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office also assisted.

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