Car theft leads to police chase and crash

TOPEKA, Kan. –Topeka Police officers attempted to stop a maroon 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo with Colorado tags at 6th and SE Liberty around 1:25 Monday morning.

The driver took off and officers  initiated a pursuit which continued north towards the Ripley park area.  The driver lost control and took out an electronic school zone sign and fence at 4th and Liberty and continued driving into the 200 block of SE Lime where he attempted to flee on foot.

The suspect Ian Black was taken into custody behind 215 SE Lime and transported to the LEC for detectives.

The suspect admitted to stealing the car earlier in the day and was transported to DOC for Fleeing/Elude, Obstruction, and Theft charges.

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