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Rochester woman faces several charges including weapon possession after pursuit

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On September 3 troopers from Rochester pursued a 2016 Kia Optima after its driver failed to signal a turn on Joseph Avenue and then declined to stop for the police.


The chase ended when the vehicle crashed into a street sign at Clifford Avenue and Barons Street.

Following the crash, both occupants attempted to escape on foot. The passenger, 19-year-old Aleigha Crowder of Rochester, was apprehended, while the driver remains at large.

An ensuing investigation revealed a loaded Glock 19 9mm handgun equipped with a 30-round magazine, holding 27 live rounds, inside the vehicle. Crowder faces multiple charges, including Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd: Loaded Firearm (C Felony) and Obstruction of Governmental Administration 2nd (A Misdemeanor).

She was taken to Monroe County Jail for CAP arraignment.