Woman charged after highway standoff

Sheriff Christopher Bourke, left, and a deputy inspect a stolen BMW in Carlton late Thursday night.

CARLTON — A Rochester woman wanted for allegedly trying to stab someone at a nursing home and stealing a car held police at bay for 90 minutes after she refused to get out of her car on Route 98 Thursday night, Orleans County sheriff’s deputies said.

Deputies received a call from B&D Creekside Grocery on Route 18 about 8 p.m. for a report of a “suspicious female.”

The woman, police were told, had bought $5 worth of gas and left. She returned and used a credit card to buy $192 worth of merchandise at the store.

The woman left and returned again, this time buying $494 in items and cigarettes. Store employees told police she used a driver’s license that wasn’t hers.

She was last seen driving a 2014 BMW east on Route 18 and police discovered that the car was stolen earlier that day in Rochester.

Deputies found the car south on Route 98 and conducted a stop.

The woman refused to get out as numerous other deputies, along with state police, arrived.

Police tried for 90 minutes to get the woman to come out of the car but she refused, Sheriff Christopher Bourke said.

A soft foam projectile was used to break out the rear side window, with the intention of spraying pepper gas into the car.

Bourke said the woman, however, began cooperating and was taken into custody with injury to her or any deputies.

Qyashitee M. Davis, 45, of Frost Avenue was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, criminal impersonation, obstructing of governmental administration, criminal possession of a stolen credit card, petit larceny and resisting arrest.

Davis was turned over to Rochester police on a warrant for stealing the car and attempting to stab someone at the nursing home.

She is to appear Aug. 30 in Carlton Town Court.

Route 98 was blocked off in both directions and people were advised to stay in their homes as the standoff continued.

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