PORTAGE, Ind. — A Portage man was arrested after police say he led them on a chase in a stolen truck that he had used as a device to interrupt right into a enterprise.
Police had been despatched to the Automobile-X Tire and Auto on U.S. Freeway 6 round 10:15 p.m. after a involved passerby thought a pickup truck may need simply been stolen from there.
After following the route the caller mentioned the truck went, police discovered a automobile close by matching the caller’s description.
A Portage police officer tried to tug the truck over, however the driver sped up. Because it crossed railroad tracks, the truck went airborne and landed about 150 toes north of the tracks.
In accordance with police, the truck then left the highway, struck a phone pole, and 4 mailboxes earlier than rolling onto its roof.
The motive force then obtained out and ran off.
A police Okay-9 was capable of monitor the suspect down beneath a pool deck in somebody’s yard on Niagara Road.
Police arrested the driving force, 49-year-old Danny Lee Slone.
As they investigated the scene on the Automobile-X, investigators decided the enterprise had been burglarized and confirmed the truck was stolen from there.
Police consider Slone used the truck to ram by an overhead bay door to realize entry to the constructing. As soon as inside, he was reportedly seen on surveillance video breaking into the money register and stealing cash.
Investigators mentioned they later discovered a few of the stolen cash alongside the route of the sooner pursuit.
Slone was preliminarily charged with housebreaking, motorized vehicle theft, resisting arrest, working a automobile whereas intoxicated, felony mischief, and leaving the scene of an accident.
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