Man charged after multi-agency police chase in several towns

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CHILI, N.Y. – Two people were taken into custody after a chase through several towns in the Rochester area Wednesday afternoon.

No one was injured.

Gates Police Chief Robert Long says his department got a call about an incident involving two people in an SUV on Buffalo Road.

When they arrived, the SUV took off.

The suspects led police through the towns of Chili, Ogden, and Riga, where the SUV crashed. The two people ran off, police say, into a field.

Police set up a perimeter and found them nearby. Both were taken into custody.

Ronald Paniccia, 28, was charged with felony third-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, fleeing an officer, and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, which are all misdemeanors.

He was released with an appearance ticket.