Police: Seneca Falls man arrested after leading officers on pursuit

Police say a Seneca Falls man was arrested on a number of charges after an incident earlier in the month led to a pursuit, which was called off.

On Friday at approximately 12:45 p.m. police arrested Patrick E. Goodell, 24, of Savannah following the violation of a court order earlier in March.

On March 10th, the Seneca County 911 Center received that Goodell was operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and simultaneously violating an order of protection.

The person who Goodell was ordered to stay way from was inside the vehicle, according to police.

The vehicle was not immediately located, and the 911 Center broadcasted an alert in attempt to find the vehicle.

A short time later the vehicle was spotted on Auburn Road by Seneca Falls Police. Police stopped Goodell, confirming the suspended drivers license and the occupants of the vehicle.

During the traffic stop – Goodell fled the scene in the vehicle – leading officers on a chase.

Police terminated the pursuit for safety reasons and applied for an arrest warrant. Goodell was charged with two counts of criminal contempt in the second degree, aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree, unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, reckless driving, following too closely and passing in a no passing zone.

He was processed and transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility pending arraignment.


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