ITHACA, N.Y.—Officers from the Ithaca Police Department located a stolen vehicle at approximately 12:20 a.m. on Feb. 13 within the City of Ithaca.

The vehicle was being driven around Hook Place, and an officer attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver fled the initial stopping location, and after committing multiple traffic violations, came to a stop in a field near Haller Blvd.

Once stopped, the driver fled on foot before being apprehended without injury by an officer.

The driver was identified as 33-year-old Brittany T. Walls of Ithaca. Walls was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the third degree, obstructing governmental administration in the second degree and vehicle and traffic violations, including aggravated unlicensed operation.

Walls was released on appearance tickets for the offenses.

Any witnesses to the incident are encouraged to contact the Ithaca Police Department at (607)330-0000 or

Zoë Freer-Hessler

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