Police: Upstate NY woman took stolen car to court

November 17, 2011 - 12:40 PM

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in upstate New York say a 33-year-old woman drove a stolen car to court and parked in the police parking lot.

Colonie (kahl-uh-NEE') police say they received a call Wednesday from officers in neighboring Albany about a stolen car equipped with a global positioning system. Officers found the car in their department's parking lot at the town's Public Safety Center, which also houses the court.

Police identified the driver as Pamela D. Copes of Albany, who had a court appearance Wednesday for two previous arrests on charges that included fleeing police and reckless driving. She now faces a felony charge of third-degree criminal possession.

Two other men also face charges.

Copes was jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail. It could not be determined if she was assigned a lawyer.