Thursday, June 16, 2011
CSW BREAKING; High-Speed Police Chase of Stolen Truck Ends in Crashes- Arrest
Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning- KC-MO Police reported a truck that belonged to a glass company from stolen from a location near the KC-MO downtown loop.
Within 10 minutes- police spotted the stolen truck and started following/chasing (without lights & sirens) it getting on southbound U.S. 71-Bruce Watkins Expressway into the Midtown area.
The chase continued south on U.S. 71 into the Southland- Grandview and into Cass county- where units there DID use lights and sirens.
The thief/driver of the stolen truck started "driving crazy" one officer said- and speeds increased to between 80-90 m.p.h..
At 12:04 p.m.- the stolen truck's tires were deflated by police road spikes.
A minute later- the suspect truck along with a police officer's vehicle- an semi-truck- and at least several cars became involved in a "series" of crashes on southbound U.S. 71 just south of Commercial Street (M-291 north).
The suspect then ran a short distance- before being apprehended by Cass county sheriff deputies and Harrisonville officers.
No serious injuries were reported in the crashes- the officer involved reported he was "not injured."
U.S. 71 is/was shut down at the Commercial Street exit in Harrisonville.