North Syracuse Police arrested three suspects Tuesday Sept. 28 following a larceny in Cicero and traffic pursuit that ended at Carousel Mall.
According to North Syracuse Police Officer Jeffrey Tripp, 911 dispatched a call at about 3:35 p.m. Sept 28 for a larceny in progress at Famous Footwear on Brewerton Road in the Wegmans Plaza, town of Cicero.
Dispatch advised officers the suspect, a male later identified as Hugo L. Ortiz-Robles, 37, of 1115 Avery Ave., Syracuse, left the plaza traveling south on Brewerton Road. The vehicle was occupied by Ortiz-Robles and two females later identified as Amanda A. Godin, 25, of 123 Parker Ave., Liverpool, and Katherine E. Turner, 21, of 125 County Route 54, Pennellville.
A North Syracuse Police Unit working a traffic detail spotted the vehicle on North Main Street near Bear Road and stopped the vehicle near Tuller Road. The officer approached the vehicle and asked the male operator, Ortiz-Robles, for his license and registration. Ortiz-Robles said he did not have a license.
According to police, the officer instructed him to take the key out of the ignition and turn it over to him and when Ortiz-Robles didn't comply, the officer attempted to secure the key and a fight ensued.
The officer and Ortiz-Robles struggled for the key and during the struggle Ortiz-Robles was able to turn the ignition on. At that time the North Syracuse officer pepper sprayed Ortiz-Robles and continued to fight him trying to prevent to him from fleeing, reports said. Ortiz-Robles was able to get the vehicle in drive and started to drive away.
At that time one of the female passengers, later identified as Godin, jumped out of the vehicle and the officer let go of the vehicle to prevent himself from being run over or dragged. Ortiz-Robles then led Tripp on a traffic pursuit south on Main Street, Route 11.