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Two Men Arrested after Crashing Car in Palermo

Shariff O. Edmond
Shariff O. Edmond

State Police say two Syracuse men were arrested in Palermo today after crashing a stolen car.

Police arrested Shariff O. Edmond, 26, of 611 Barnes Ave, Syracuse and Delreon D. Williams, 19, who said he was homeless in Syracuse.

State Police give this account of events:

Trooper George Baker was investigating a car that had been reported as having crashed into a field in the town of Palermo.

He saw three men walking along Island Road, carrying some items.

Delreon D. Williams
Delreon D. Williams

The men dropped the items and ran into the woods.

More officers arrived and caught the men after a brief running chase.

The third man was, police believe, not criminally involved in the incident and was released.

Police picked up the dropped items, which included a set of golf clubs and a laptop computer.

The car had been reported stolen in Syracuse on Monday.  The car’s undercarriage was damaged in the crash and the car’s airbags inflated.

Edmond and Williams were charged with criminal possession of stolen property.  Williams was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance because police allege they found some crack cocaine on him.