A.P.D Press Release
The Anderson Police responded to investigate a stolen vehicle reported out of Muncie,
Indiana, parked in the lot of 2215 E. 59th Street. As officers arrived on the scene, they observed a male suspect
exiting the stolen vehicle. Officers then made contact and continued with their investigation. At this time, the
male suspect pulled away from officers and remade entry into the stolen vehicle attempting to flee. Officers
made multiple attempts to remove him from the car, but the suspect was able to get the car mobile. One of the
officers was still in the vehicle once it went mobile and fell from the car as it pulled out onto the roadway. Other
investigating officers were able to track the car via GPS and relayed the whereabouts to the Indiana State Police
(ISP). Shortly after, ISP located the vehicle, which ultimately led to a vehicle pursuit in Hancock County. Please
contact ISP for additional details leading to the suspect’s apprehension. The APD officer who fell from the
vehicle sustained injuries during the encounter and is currently being treated at the time of this release.
I.S.P Press Release
Greenfield, IN - A police investigation that began in Anderson led to a vehicle pursuit in Greenfield, resulting in a single vehicle crash. Earlier this morning Anderson Police Officers were investigating a stolen vehicle that was located at a hotel in Anderson. When officers approached the occupied vehicle the male suspect allegedly became combative and physically resisted the officers. The suspect got in the stolen vehicle and fled the scene. An officer from the Anderson Police Department was injured in the incident, and was not able to pursue the vehicle with his police car. The officer's injuries are reported as minor.
Information about the stolen vehicle was shared with the Indiana State Police and other agencies. At approximately 7:20 a.m. Troopers located the vehicle near Apple Street and Morristown Pike in Greenfield. Officers from the Greenfield Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff's Office were also in the area and assisted. The suspect once again fled from police in the vehicle driving south on Morristown Pike. The suspect failed to stop at a four way stop on Morristown Pike at Davis Road. After crossing the intersection the suspect lost control of the vehicle, the vehicle left the road to the left, struck and broke a utility pole then collided with several trees. The adult male driver had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Greenfield Fire Department and he was transported by ambulance to an Indianapolis hospital in critical condition. There were no other vehicles involved in the crash and no other injuries reported.
Indiana State Police Detectives are currently on scene as well as crash reconstructionists. The information above is preliminary and the investigation is ongoing. Morristown Pike is still closed south of Davis Road for further investigation and removal of the wreckage.
All crimes mentioned in this release are alleged and all suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
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