Car chase leads to injured officer, 3 charged in Henrietta


HENRIETTA, N.Y. (WROC) — A car chase in Henrietta on Wednesday night left Four people arrested and one officer injured.

The incident stemmed from deputies responding to car break-ins at two separate apartment complexes.

While responding, a chase broke out and one of the cars crashed into a responding patrol car. The injured officer was treated and released from the hospital as three of the suspects faced the judge.

The driver who crashed into the patrol car was 20-year-old Candice Smith, who pleaded not guilty to assault in the second degree and reckless endangerment plus possession of stolen property.

The driver of the other car was 17-year-old Anthony Simmons who is being charged as an adult.

Simmons pleaded not guilty to 18 traffic citations, including reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a license. His bond is set at $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond.

25-year-old Trey Riggins was a passenger in the second car. Riggins has pleaded not guilty to criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree.

According to the assistant district attorney, Riggins is a convicted sex offender and he violated his probation. The judge set his bail to $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond.

“Although he wasn’t serious hurt, if you had footage of the car, the car is mostly totaled. It was a serious accident,” Captain Paul DeLella of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said.

“This problem never goes away. Every day we have car break-ins so the message is first and foremost, lock your cars. Secondly, don’t leave anything visible — if you’re not at home, put stuff in the trunk. Although that’s not a guarantee that it won’t get stolen, but it definitely helps.”

The car that was driven by Smith is reported stolen. While Riggins stole a credit card from a car that authorities said he broke into.

All three are due back in court for further proceedings.

The unidentified 15-year-old passenger involved was not charged.

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