According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, on August 24, 2021, at approximately 6:40 PM Oneida County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a property damage motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Lamphear Rd at Rome-Westmoreland Rd in the City of Rome.

Upon further investigation, deputies found that one of the involved vehicles had been reported stolen minutes earlier at the Byrne Dairy Market on Erie Blvd in the City of Rome.

The operator of the vehicle, Kyle J. Vandresar, 30 of Rome, NY was later arrested for criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a class E felony. He was also issued several traffic citations including unlicensed operator, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to stop at a steady red signal, and speed not reasonable and prudent.

The vehicle and Vandresar were turned over to the Rome Police Department pending further charges from the stolen vehicle complaint.