Lakewood Man Charged In Car Theft After Florida Chase And Crash

LAKEWOOD – Collin A. Slack, 22, of Lakewood faces a multitude of charges after he led Orange County Police, Florida, on a car chase that ended with a crash in a stolen vehicle with a New York State dealer plate, according to police.
Lakewood-Busti Police said they were investigating a burglary which happened in early 2018 at Jamestown Honda on East Fairmount Avenue. Police alleged that Slack broke into the business, stole cash, a 2018 Honda Accord and a dealer plate.
Slack was discovered in Florida when the stolen plate passed through a Sun Pass toll booth. Police tried to apprehend Slack, who drove off and ultimately crashed the car. He was charged in Florida and extradited to New York.
In New York, Slack is charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, criminal possession of a forged instrument, third-degree grand larceny, third-degree criminal mischief and petite larceny.
Two of the charges stem from a separate case in early 2018 when Slack allegedly passed fake $100 bills at Walmart. Slack was previously banned from all Walmart stores, police said. Assisting in the investigation were the Chautauqua County Crime Scene Investigator and the Orange County Police.