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Car theft leads to high speed chase down Route 31
- Updated: March 28, 2014
When Fletcher Streeter went out to warm up his 2002 Cadillac DeVille on Friday (3/28) morning, he had no idea what would transpire. He went back inside to his 111 Driving Park Circle home in Newark for a brief moment.
The running car was too much of an invitation for well-known thief and predicate felon, Sean T. Mykins, age 36, of 210 Hoffman Street in Newark. Mykins jumped into the Cadillac and took off.
The car was reported stolen and spotted by a State Trooper as it sped through the Village of Palmyra. As the Trooper exited his vehicle and approached the stolen car, Mykins did what he has done in the past – he hit the gas and the chase began.
It continued west on Route 31, speeding through the Village of Macedon. As the vehicle approached the Walmart store on Route 31, Mykins veered into the entrance, striking a car driven by Michelle Danesi of Perinton. Her six year-old child received a bump on the head when Mykins smashed into the rear passenger panel of the Danesi vehicle.
The stolen Cadillac came to a stop and Mykins turned the purusit into a foot chase, ending with his capture at the entrance to Walmart. Mykins was taken into custody and brought to the hospital where blood was drawn to determine his blood alcohol level. According to sources, Mykins was “huffing” propane while driving the stolen car, something he has reportedly been doing for years.
Mykins was charged with Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree, Reckless Driving, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 2nd Degree, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, Failure to Comply with a Police Officer, Failure to Keep Right, Speeding and numerous other vehicle and traffic violations. More charges are pending. Mykins, a predicate felon, has three past instances where he has lead police on high speed chases. He has been convicted of Rape in the 3rd Degree and several Reckless Endangerment charges in both Wayne and Monroe County. Mykins was arraigned on the charges in Newark Village Court and remanded to jail on No Bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for April 2nd at 8:00 a.m. in the Village of Newark Court. State Police were assisted by the Village of Newark, Village of Palmyra and Town of Macedon Police Departments.