CLERMONT – A 24-year-old Lake Katrine man has been arrested on three counts of felony grand larceny for allegedly stealing three vehicles and crashing them.
State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Michael Harrington on June 28.
Police responded at about 4:20 a.m. to County Route 6 in the Town of Clermont for a report of a suspicious male at the caller’s residence.
While patrolling the area for the subject, Columbia County 911 advised patrols of a nearby rollover crash. The crashed vehicle, a 2005 Honda Civic, was located unattended. Continuing the search, troopers located a second motor vehicle, a 2005 Dodge Ram, down an earth embankment and crashed into a tree.
Trooper Bell and his Bloodhound partner “Tilly” were requested to the scene who began a track from the site of the second stolen vehicle crash site. The track led from County Route 6 to Cedar Hill Road where a third vehicle, a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, was also found stolen and crashed a short distance from where the vehicle was being stored.
“Tilly” continued her track to a recreational camper nearby where the suspect, Michael Harrington, was located. Harrington was taken into custody without further incident.
Harrington was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital for evaluation by Northern Dutchess Paramedics.