(Mount Sinai, NY)- A man was arrested Wednesday morning after taking police on a chase in a stolen vehicle. Officials in Suffolk County say Christopher Cruz stole a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee from a driveway on Oakland Avenue in Port Jefferson Station at approximately 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday night. Short while later, an unmarked police officer spotted the stolen vehicle on Route 112 in Coram. Police in marked vehicles arrived at the scene in Coram and Cruz allegedly rammed the Jeep into one of police cars, injuring an officer and fleeing the scene. Later, police say Cruz, lost control of the Jeep and crashed into a snow bank on Canal Road by Strathmore Court in Mount Sinai. When officers arrived at the crash site in Mount Sinai, police say that Cruz, rammed the stolen Jeep into a police vehicle and while attempting to flee, crashed into another snow bank. Officials say a police officer was injured as Cruz was being taken into custody. Cruz was transported to St. Charles Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Two injured police officers were transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Cruz was charged with Grand Larceny, Assault, Criminal Mischief and Resisting arrest. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip.
Photo: A Suffolk County Police vehicle sits parked outside Police Headquarters in Yaphank, NY. Photo courtesy of Suffolk County Police