Rochester woman in stolen car faces numerous charges after standoff in Carlton

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 August 2021 at 4:45 pm

Woman allegedly refused to leave vehicle in incident that shut down traffic on section of 98 last night

Provided photos from Orleans County Sheriff’s Office: A SWAT vehicle was brought to the scene when a woman refused to exit a stolen vehicle in Carlton last night.

CARLTON – A Rochester woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly taking a stolen car and refusing to exit the vehicle when she was stopped by deputies on Route 98 in Carlton.

Law enforcement brought in a SWAT vehicle and SWAT team when the woman refused to leave the vehicle after an hour and half.

Qyashitee M. Davis, 45, of Frost Avenue in Rochester eventually did leave the car after a soft foam-tipped projectile was used to break out a rear side window in anticipation of using pepper gas. Davis then began following commands from law enforcement and was taken into custody without any gas being used. There weren’t any injuries to any officer or to Davis, said Orleans County Sheriff Chris Bourke.

The incident had Route 98 between Park Avenue and Waterport-Carlton Road closed for nearly three hours until almost 11 p.m.

The Orleans County Sheriff’s 911 Center received a call from B&D Creekside Grocery on Roosevelt Highway in the Town of Carlton of a suspicious female at 8:05 p.m. The woman reportedly purchased $5 dollars in gas and left the premises, then came back in the store and used a credit card to purchase $192 in merchandise, Bourke said.

The woman then left again and returned to the store and purchased an additional $494 in merchandise and cigarettes. She produced a driver’s license that was obviously from another woman, the sheriff said in a news release.

Sheriff Chris Bourke checks a vehicle where a window was broken with a foam-tipped projectile. Law enforcement was prepared to use pepper spray but the driver opened the door and got out.

Davis then left east bound on Roosevelt Highway in a 2014 BMW. Deputies and Sheriff’s dispatchers were able to determine that the BMW had been stolen earlier in the day from the City of Rochester, Bourke said.

Deputy Brian Marsceill and Deputy James White intercepted the vehicle traveling south on State Route 98 in the Town of Carlton and conducted a felony stop of the vehicle. Multiple other law enforcement units arrived at the scene.

Davis, however, refused to exit the vehicle until after about two hours.

She has been charged with criminal possession of stolen property (vehicle) felony, criminal impersonation, obstructing governmental administration in the 2nd degree, criminal possession of stolen property in 4th degree (credit card), petit larceny, and resisting arrest.

Deputies also determined that there was a warrant for Davis’s arrest from the City of Rochester. Davis had allegedly stolen this vehicle from a nursing home in Rochester. Police had been called on her for allegedly attempting to stab someone at the nursing home, Bourke said.

Due to the state’s new bail laws, Davis was released from sheriff’s custody on appearance tickets. Davis was turned over to Rochester Police on the warrant. She is scheduled to return to Carlton Town Court at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 30.

“It was a standoff with an uncooperative person,” Bourke said. “We made a plan, and executed the plan perfectly which resulted in the suspect being taken into custody without injury and no injury to law enforcement. We took our time and brought this incident to a peaceful resolution.”