At 6:25 am on Monday, August 1, the PD received alerts from two license plate readers in regards to a possible stolen vehicle that was driving around town. The alleged vehicle was a purple 2006 Chevy HHR, which was reported stolen out of Hastings, Nebraska.
An SPD officer located the possible vehicle turning west onto Crawford, from Broadway. A traffic stop was attempted on the vehicle in the 1200 block of W Crawford, but the vehicle fled. The chase traveled south on Hancock and through neighborhoods near Sunset Park before stopping in the park. Speeds reportedly reached 63 mph.
The chase lasted approximately 3 minutes. The driver fled on foot and was not located. Drugs were allegedly located in the vehicle. Officers have developed a possible suspect and have requested warrants for their arrest on the following:
- Felony Flee & Elude
- Driving while Suspended
- Failure to Yield at a Stop Sign
- Possession of Methamphetamine
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia