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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Police Press Release - Bethlehem Police Arrest Man in Delmar Crash

Nurmi mugshot

          On Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 6:41AM, the Bethlehem Police Department responded to a personal injury crash at Delaware Avenue and Cherry Avenue, in Delmar.  Upon arrival of Bethlehem Police, the operator of a 2012 black Buick, Jason S. Nurmi, 33, of North Greenbush, displayed a badge to Bethlehem Police Officers and informed them that he was an investigator with the state task force.  Further, the investigation revealed that Nurmi was in possession of a loaded firearm, and his car was equipped with flashing red and blue lights.  Nurmi was also determined to be under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash.

            An investigation by Bethlehem Police has determined that Nurmi, has a valid concealed carry pistol permit in five states, including New York.  It has also determined that Nurmi is not associated with any government agency or entity that would authorize him to carry a badge or display red and blue flashing lights on his vehicle.  Nurmi was subsequently arrested for misdemeanor counts of Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, Criminal Impersonation in the second degree, and Vehicle and Traffic violations of Following Too Closely and Operating a Motor Vehicle with Unauthorized Colored Lights. Nurmi was arraigned in the Town of Bethlehem Court by the Honorable Judge Andrew Kirby and released on his own recognizance to reappear in Bethlehem Court on March 6th at 4PM. 

            The operator of the second vehicle in the crash, a 36 year-old man from Wilton, was transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital by Delmar-Bethlehem EMS with minor injuries.

            Anyone who may have had contact with Nurmi, under similarly outlined circumstances is asked to contact the Bethlehem Police Department at 518-439-9973.

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