Fulton Man Charged With Grand Larceny of Motor Vehicle and DWI-Drugs

FULTON – On July 28, at approximately 8:47 p.m., an officer of the Fulton Police observed a stolen blue 2005 Dodge Durango in the 400 block of Hannibal Street, which was reported stolen on July 17.

Carl F Ritter II
Carl F Ritter II

The officer attempted to conduct a vehicle and traffic stop, however the operator of the stolen vehicle, later identified as Carl F Ritter II, refused to stop for the officer, according to the police report.

A high-speed pursuit ensued which resulted in Ritter losing control of the stolen vehicle in the 800 block of Oneida Street, Fulton, striking two telephone poles.

The vehicle came to rest on its roof and Ritter got out and fled on foot, police said.

Ritter was apprehended a short distance from the accident scene.

He was found to allegedly be operating the stolen vehicle under the influence of drugs.

Ritter II, 29, 408 ½ Hannibal St., Fulton, was arrested and charged with:

Grand Larceny in the Third Degree – D Felony
Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree – D Felony
Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a MV Third Degree – A Misdemeanor
Aggravated Unlicensed Operator in the Second Degree
Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs
Speed in Zone
Reckless Driving
Improper Passing
Driving on Sidewalk
Failed to Stop for Stop Sign
Multiple other vehicle and traffic violations

Ritter was arraigned in Fulton City Court by Judge Hawthorne and was remanded to the Oswego County Public Safety Center.