Pursuit ends in collision with marked police cruiser
A 38-year-old man, believed to have been involved in a theft and break-in overnight and driving a stolen car in St. John’s, led police officers on a chase on the Outer Ring Road until he collided with a marked police car.
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According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, around 10 p.m. Tuesday night, officers responded to a theft at a service station in the Goulds area of St. John’s.
Witnesses were able to provide a description of the vehicle which had been earlier reported stolen, and was being operated with stolen licence plates.
At 11:10 p.m., the suspect vehicle was spotted by police being operated in the area of Old Placentia Road in Mount Pearl.
The vehicle fled and was able to avoid police.
At 12:26 a.m., officers responded to a break and entry at a Kilbride service station. The RNC said it was determined that the person responsible was also the person wanted in the earlier theft and left the break and entry scene in the same stolen vehicle.
At 12:50 a.m., officers observed the stolen vehicle being operated in the area of Thorburn Road in St John’s.
A police chase began and the suspect lead police east on the Outer Ring Road where the pursuit came to an end when the stolen vehicle collided with a marked police car. The driver fled on foot, but was apprehended a short time later by patrol officers and the K-9 unit. There were no injuries in the collision, and damage was moderate.
The man was held in custody until a court appearance. Charges against him include theft, break and entry, two charges of flight from police, possession of stolen property, dangerous driving and several breaches of a court order. The RNC said the investigation is ongoing and further charged may be laid.