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Troopers Take Fugitive From NY Into Custody at I-91 Middletown Rest Area

On Friday, January 20, 2023, at approximately 5:23 PM, Troopers assigned to Troop H responded to the I-91 Northbound rest area in Middletown after receiving information that the subject of an active extraditable arrest warrant in the State of New York may be in the area, in possession of a tan Buick LeSabre displaying a New York registration. Troopers were advised that the owner of the Buick had reported the vehicle stolen in the State of New York.

Upon arrival, troopers located a parked, unoccupied tan Buick LeSabre, matching the description of the vehicle reported stolen. While checking the rest area property, troopers located a male matching the physical description of the suspect, and positively identified him as Zachary Yando, DOB 09/02/1982, of Tupper Lake, New York. Upon confirming that Yando was the subject of the active extraditable felony arrest warrant, held by the Tupper Lake Village Police Department in New York, troopers took him into custody and transported to Troop H where he was processed as a Fugitive From Justice, under C.G.S, 54-170 Extradition Arrest Without Warrant.

Yando was held on a $100,000.00 bond and transferred to the Hartford Correctional Center pending arraignment, scheduled on January 23, 2023, at Middletown Superior Court.

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