Police chase leads to crash, power outage in Canandaigua
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WHEC) — A chase that started with the pursuit of a truck and a cattle trailer that was stolen from a Livingston County farm led to two crashes involving three vehicles and power outages in Canandaigua, according to deputies and firefighters.
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office said the stolen truck and trailer were spotted Wednesday by one of the farm’s employees on Route 5 in Canandaigua and deputies caught up to it on Hopkins Road. Deputies tried to stop it, but say the driver ignored the lights and sirens, driving onto County Road 32 and into the City of Canandaigua.
Deputies say the suspect sped through the intersection of North Pearl Street and West Gibson Street and hit a Jeep, causing it to hit a tree and enter a nearby yard.
The suspect then continued up North Pearl Street, rear-ending another vehicle before striking a utility pole, according to deputies.
The Professional Firefighters of Canandaigua Union said an unresponsive woman was cut out of the Jeep. Deputies say she was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with internal injuries and she is now in stable condition.
Engine 211 Truck 281 extrication of an unresponsive female by E-211, north Pearl and west Gibson, 3 vehicle crash after police chase that reportedly started in Livingston County. Wires down and power out to the area. pic.twitter.com/8cLefHPCVD— Canandaigua Fire (@IAFF2098) September 15, 2021
Power was out in the area of the crash for a time Wednesday afternoon and the Canandaigua Primary and Elementary Schools were placed in lockdown for a brief time.
After a brief chase on foot, deputies say they arrested Jeffery Dibble, 45, of Farmington, and charged him with second degree assault. He was taken to the Ontario County Jail where deputies say he will be held with no bail due to two previous felony convictions.
Deputies say they are still investigating, and more charges may be filed against Dibble.