After chase, police charge Albany many with petit larceny

ALBANY COUNTY — After Bethlehem Police chased an Albany man suspected of a Coeymans larceny, they recognized him as a suspect in an earlier Delmar larceny.
Mark K. Nolan-Schou, 37, was charged with three misdemeanors — petit larceny, unlawfully fleeing a police officer, and reckless driving — as well as with numerous Vehicle and Traffic Law violations stemming from the pursuit.

A Wednesday release from the Bethlehem Police said events unfolded this way:

On Nov. 14, at about 6:23 p.m., the Albany County Sheriff’s Office notified Bethlehem Police that a car had fled the scene of a larceny in Coeymans, traveling north on Route 9W. Bethlehem Police stopped the car driven by Nolan-Schou, who refused to get out.

Instead, he “drove away from officers at a high rate of speed.” Bethlehem Police pursued and took him into custody on Broadway in Albany.

One of the officers recognized Nolan-Schou as a suspect in a Nov. 12 “larceny of packages case” from an Elsmere Avenue home in Delmar.

Nolan-Schou was given appearance tickets for the charges in Bethlehem and then turned over to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. He is due back in Bethlehem Town Court on Nov. 21 at 5 p.m.

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