Burglary at Irondequoit clothing store leads to police chase and crash
IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. — The Irondequoit Police Department says a clothing store on East Ridge Road was burglarized shortly after 3 a.m. on Monday. The security at the store called 911 after seeing that two people were inside.
An officer pulled up just as one person was leaving the store. That person drove off in a stolen black Toyota Highlander. The original officer stayed at the store, as they thought there was still someone else inside. Officials say there was no one else inside after further investigation.
Another officer then chased the stolen Toyota into the City of Rochester where it hit a parked van and flipped in the area of Burbank Street.
Officers recovered $5,455 in stolen clothing from the Toyota.
The driver, 37-year-old Fernando L. Santiago, was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. After he was released, officers brought Santiago to the Irondequoit Police Department.
Police say Santiago is a predicate felon and was brought to Monroe County Jail.
Santiago has been charged with burglary in the third degree, grand larceny in the third degree, and criminal mischief in the third degree. Police explain that these charges are preliminary, and that they are still following up on other crimes that he is a person of interest in.