The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

June 5, 2013

Youths detained following chase of stolen vehicle

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Three runaways from a Pittsburg youth home were detained Tuesday night after they allegedly stole a vehicle and led police and sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase.

A Pittsburg Police Department news release said that an officer checking out a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block of East Jackson Street at 11:11 p.m. encountered a Chevrolet Suburban traveling at a high rate of speed without any headlights on and gave pursuit.

The officer stopped chasing the Suburban when it left city limits on Langdon Lane. But the vehicle crashed minutes later at the intersection of U.S. Highway  69 and Kansas Highway 400. The three occupants fled on foot but were caught by Crawford County sheriff’s deputies.

A 17-year-old suspect believed to have been the driver was admitted to Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg for treatment of injuries.

Police say the Suburban had been stolen from a residence in the 600 block of East Jackson Street, and the driver and two 15-year-old passengers have been charged with motor vehicle theft. The driver also has been charged with felony eluding. His name has yet to be released by police.

 

1
Text Only
Crime & Courts
Local News
Sports
Facebook
Poll

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is supporting an August ballot measure that would insert the right to farm into the state constitution. The governor is leaning toward opposing it. Do you support the Freedom to Farm amendment?

Yes.
No.
     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
NDN Video
FIFA Rejects Suarez Appeal Against Biting Ban World Cup Final Pits Argentina Against Germany Obama Responds to Hecklers on Immigration Chimp-attack Victim Lobbies Congress Police: Prostitute Linked to 2nd Death Thousands Attend NYC Firefighter's Funeral Neighbors Mourn Killing of Texas Family Art of Haitian Machete Fighting Revived Israeli-Palestinian Tensions, Attacks Escalate UN Secretary-General Urges Mideast Ceasefire 'Game of Thrones' Leads Emmy Nominees Raw: Australia Hosts Annual Beer Can Regatta At Texas Border, a Daily Tide of Poor Migrants Raw: Rescuers Push Beached Whale Back to Ocean Mass. Mayor: Families Lost Everything in Fire Four Kids, Two Adults Shot Dead Near Houston Connecticut Boy Dies Inside Parked Car Fans Dying to Be Near Jazz Greats Robots Gearing Up for Their Own 'World Cup'