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Two suspects lead officers on police chase after alleged burglary

New York State Police at Richfield Springs are investigating an alleged burglary, that quickly led to a police chase.

Posted: Jul 15, 2020 8:54 AM
Updated: Jul 16, 2020 2:39 PM

EDMESTON, N.Y. -- New York State Police at Richfield Springs are investigating an alleged burglary, that quickly led to a police chase. 

After 4:30 p.m. Monday, patrols observed a vehicle leaving the scene of a burglary on County Route 20 in Edmeston and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. 

Police say the driver, Jesse Souza, 30 of Oneonta, failed to comply. Souza is accused of leading troopers on a pursuit through several roads throughout Otsego County. 

The pursuit ended when Souza struck an Otsego County Sheriff’s Department vehicle on Allen Road in New Lisbon. Souza was taken into custody after a foot pursuit.

His passenger, Alexis Bowers, 20 of Norwich, was also taken into custody. 

Both Souza and Bowers were treated for injuries and will be charged with burglary, according to state police.

The Otsego County Deputy was treated at Bassett Hospital. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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