Suspect driving stolen vehicle injures two bystanders, crashes into home
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, East District officers of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle being stolen from a dealership in the 2500 block of Shadeland Avenue.
“Those officers quickly saturated the area and located that vehicle,” said IMPD Public Information Officer William Young.
According to Young, officers tried to initiate a vehicle stop on what they believe to be the stolen vehicle, but the driver failed to stop for the officers.
“From preliminary investigations… our officers did pursue this vehicle. Officers lost sight of the vehicle approximately two times. So two vehicle pursuits,” said Young. “Officers did locate the suspect vehicle, or the suspect driving the stolen vehicle, a third time and tried to initiate another vehicle stop and that vehicle again failure to stop for those officers.” Read more here
21-870 Police Officers, who were part of a special auto theft task force, observed a work van with no visible license plates affixed. The van was followed for a short time and officers attempted a traffic stop. The driver initially appeared as if they were going to pull over and then fled.