Car Chase Ends in Putnam Valley

On September 26, 2022, at approximately 4:40 pm, Deputies were advised that a vehicle that was wanted by the NYPD for a shooting incident was traveling northbound on the Taconic State Parkway approaching Putnam County.

They were also advised that Yorktown Police Department was behind the vehicle attempting to stop it. Deputies quickly responded to the area to assist. The car was observed exiting at the Bryant Pond Rd exit, where it drove through the gas station off the exit and got back on the northbound parkway, ignoring the lights and sirens of responding Deputies who were now behind the vehicle.

The vehicle continued north on the parkway and exited at Pudding Street, where it was found unoccupied in a private driveway on Lake Shore Drive. Deputies and Investigators, along with members of the New York State Police, Carmel, Kent, and Yorktown Police Departments, were able to set up a perimeter in the area and shortly after that located the driver, who was taken into custody without incident. He was later identified as Shyvarie Hernandez, a 40-year-old male from the Bronx. He was charged with misdemeanor Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree and Reckless Driving along with multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law violations.

He was transported back to the Sheriff's Office, where he was processed and released with a future court appearance in Putnam Valley Court.

The vehicle was towed to the Sheriff's Office and held as evidence for the NYPD.