MASSENA, NY — On March 6, 2022, at approximately 1:27 p.m., State Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the town of Waddington.
Upon arriving at the scene, troopers learned that a driver wanted for firing a gun into the air from his vehicle in the village of Massena crashed on State Route 37 in Waddington. He then pointed a handgun at a passerby who had stopped to help him and stole an unattended truck.
A state trooper spotted the stolen vehicle, which struck the patrol vehicle and then drove off on SR-37 towards Ogdensburg. State Police initiated a pursuit and were able to disable the vehicle with a spike strip just outside of the city of Ogdensburg. The suspect ran away from the scene and stole a second vehicle.
An Ogdensburg PD unit joined the pursuit and made contact with the second stolen vehicle, which spun around and struck a State Police patrol vehicle head-on.
The operator of the vehicle, Raymond G. Caron III, 51, of Massena, was transported to Claxton Hospital for treatment. Charges against Caron are pending.