After vehicular and foot pursuits this afternoon, local law enforcement agencies were unable to apprehend a suspect who fled police, though they believe the suspect has left the area and is no longer a threat to the public.
At approximately 12:30 p.m., officers with the Whitestown Metropolitan Police Dept. attempted a traffic stop on Interstate 65. After initially stopping, the driver fled in an attempt to evade police, and a vehicle pursuit followed, according to law enforcement.
The pursuit proceeded up I-65, until the vehicle exited into Lebanon, where Lebanon Police Dept. officers joined the pursuit. Shortly after exiting the interstate, the vehicle crashed near a Subaru warehouse, and the driver exited the vehicle, fleeing from WMPD and LPD officers on foot, according to law enforcement.
Officers established a perimeter around the area and initiated a K9 search. Shortly after, the Boone County Special Response Team was also deployed to assist with the search. While conducting the search, law enforcement officials determined, through a preliminary investigation, that the suspect was picked up by another vehicle, and left the area. Officers also determined the vehicle was stolen out of Indianapolis earlier this week. WMPD has confirmed that the suspect is no longer in the area, and there is no threat to the public, the department stated in a press release. The department’s criminal investigations division is currently investigating the incident.
The Lebanon Fire Dept., Zionsville Police Dept., Boone County Sheriff’s Office, and Indiana State Police also responded to the incident.