Multi-Agency Arrest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: From the offices of Chief Timothy Snyder and Seneca County Sheriff Timothy Thompson

Subject: High-Speed Pursuit Culminates in Arrest of Brandon A. Carlson, age 38, of 96 State Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 Following Dangerous Chase Through Multiple Towns

A high-speed vehicle pursuit involving Brandon A. Carlson, a suspect with a history of evading law enforcement, was brought to a successful conclusion by the collaborative efforts of the Seneca Falls Police Department and the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident began with a routine traffic stop in the town of Seneca Falls. Carlson, instead of complying, chose to flee the scene, initiating a high-speed pursuit. The chase extended from the town of Seneca Falls, through the Village of Waterloo, and into the town of Fayette. During this dangerous pursuit, Carlson reached speeds of up to 130 mph, significantly endangering the safety of the community and other motorists.

Due to the extreme risk posed by the high-speed chase, police decided to terminate the pursuit in the interest of public safety. However, law enforcement officers continued their efforts to locate Carlson. A short time later, Seneca County Deputies observed Carlson’s vehicle in the town of Fayette. Acting swiftly, they managed to stop the vehicle and take Carlson into custody without further incident.

Brandon Carlson faces multiple charges, including, three counts of Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree, failed to yield the right of way, Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Drove across Hazard Markings, Improper U-turn and Unsafe Starting. As well as outstanding felony warrants for Grand Larceny in the 3rd degree and Violate Condition of Sentence for the original charges of, Burglary in the 2nd degree, Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree and Criminal Contempt in the 1st degree. Carlson has a notorious history of fleeing and evading police across several counties over the past few months, making his apprehension a notable success for law enforcement.

The coordinated efforts of the Seneca Falls Police Department and the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office were instrumental in ending Carlson’s reckless and dangerous behavior. Chief of Police, Timothy A. Snyder and Seneca County Sheriff Timothy Thompson both, praised the diligence and professionalism of the officers and deputies involved. “This incident highlights the importance of inter-agency cooperation and the dedication of our officers and deputies to ensuring public safety, “We are relieved that no one was injured during this pursuit and that the suspect is now in custody.”

Both the Seneca Falls Police Department and Seneca County Sheriff’s Office remains committed to protecting the community and maintaining public safety.

Carlson was arraigned at Seneca County CAP Count on May 22, 2024, on Vehicle and Traffic violations and ROR’D. Carlson is to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court on June 6, 204, at 12:00 pm, Fayette Town Court on July 9, 2024, at 6:00 pm and the Town of Waterloo Court on July 10, 2024 at 5:00 pm.

Carlson is being held until he is arraigned in Seneca County Court on the Violation of Conditional Sentence warrant for, Burglary in the 2nd degree, Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree and Criminal Contempt in the 1st degree.

The Seneca Falls Police Department and the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office were assisted by the New York State Police and the New York State Park Police.