Police chase ends with crash into building, suspect escapes

Police chase ends with crash into building, suspect escapes

SPRING GROVE VILLAGE (FOX19) - A high speed police chase ended with an electric car crashing into a building and the suspect on the run early Friday, according to North College Hill police.

It happened at the intersection of Winton Road and McMakin Avenue in Cincinnati just before 5 a.m., said Lt. Todd Maus.

A male driver bailed from a 2009 Sion, ran off and remains at large despite a search that included a K-9.

The chase began about 4:30 a.m.

Maus  said he and his partner responded in separate cruisers to a report of vehicle tampering on Larann Lane.

Information from a witness led them to a man who had been seen getting into a vehicle, exiting, entering into the Sion and driving off, according to Maus.

Officers determined the Sion was reported stolen Jan. 5 from Ferguson Road in Westwood.

The driver went down a dead-end side street, Dordine Lane.

Maus' partner attempted to pull the Sion over, but the driver went around the cruiser, Maus said.

The suspect continued driving toward Maus' cruiser and returned to Larann Lane, according to Maus.

Both cruisers followed the Sion onto Larann.

The Sion drove up on the sidewalk, hit Maus' partner's cruiser "and the chase was on," Maus said.

The pursuit ensued down Hamilton Avenue.

Officers from other neighboring agencies joined the chase, Springfield Township and Mt. Healthy.

The driver sped well 50 to 60 mph in areas with posted limits of 25 mph on all North College Hill streets and 30 to 40 mph zones in the city.

"Good thing it was 4:30 in the morning, no traffic," Maus said.

The suspect's identity remains unknown.

His description was not available.

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