Man leads police on foot chase after crashing stolen vehicle in central Topeka

Man taken to hospital as a precautionary measure, police say

A man crashed a vehicle that had been reported stolen into a pole in the 1500 block of S.W. Clay. He was caught by police after fleeing on foot. (Katie Moore/The Capital-Journal)

A man was arrested after he failed to pull over during a traffic stop, crashed the vehicle and fled on foot Monday.

The incident was reported around 4:50 p.m. in the 1500 block of S.W. Clay.

Topeka police Sgt. Dan Wilson said the black two-door Chevy was reported stolen from Jefferson County. The driver refused to pull over in central Topeka and crashed into a pole. He then fled on foot. Police apprehended the man in the 1500 block of S.W. Clay, just south of the crash site.

He was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure, Wilson said, and would be booked into jail in connection with the stolen vehicle, traffic violations, a Topeka Municipal Court misdemeanor warrant and an Osage County felony warrant.

 

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