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Driver accused of stealing delivery truck from business, fleeing police in Seneca Falls

Police say a Tennessee man faces multiple charges after a stolen vehicle was discovered, and the operator attempted to flee in Seneca Falls.

On Monday at 10:20 p.m. police arrested Joseph D. Vacca, 27, of Columbia, Tennessee. The arrest stems from a vehicle and traffic violation that police attempted to stop Vacca for.

At the time, Vacca was operating a delivery truck eastbound on E Bayard Street, according to police. They said the truck had no working tail lamps.

While initiating the traffic stop the truck turned into the Generation’s Bank Headquarters parking lot, striking the curb. As soon as the vehicle came to rest the driver opened the door then fled on foot leading police on a foot chase.

Police say Vacca was apprehended a short distance later. After he was taken into custody it was discovered that Vacca had just stolen the vehicle from a local business. It was also determined that he was operating the truck while intoxicated and his drivers license had been suspended.

Vacca was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the forth degree, a felony; driving while intoxicated; driving with a BAC of 0.18 percent or more; aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree; resisting arrest; and no/inadequate tail lamps.

Police say Vacca was processed at the police department then transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await arraignment.

He will be due back in the Town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date to answer the charges.


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