A homeowner helped to end a foot chase in Aberdeen earlier this week. Aberdeen Police Captain John Green said yesterday that around 11 Tuesday night officers were attempting to pull over a 1997 Volvo in the area of Simpson and Haight Street.
The car appeared to only have the driver inside. When the officer signaled to the driver to pull over, the driver went into the 7-11 parking lot. The officer reported that the driver accelerated in the lot and nearly collided with a vehicle exiting the parking lot onto Haight Street.
The suspect vehicle then fled Eastbound on Simpson. The driver was reportedly moving at 60 to 70 MPH in a 30 MPH zone.
At Simpson and Park Street the driver lost control of the Volvo and collided into a concrete barrier. The suspect driver fled on foot after the Volvo spun 180 degrees and came to a stop in the road.
The suspect ran toward the homes in 700 Block of Simpson Ave. The Aberdeen Officer saw a male matching the description of the driver alongside a house. The Aberdeen Officer recognized the subject from prior contacts and ordered him to stop. The suspect fled on foot ignoring the pursuing officers commands to stop.
The Aberdeen Officer reported that the suspect ran into the driveway at a house in the 700 block of Simpson Ave. The home owner had heard the collision and observed the officer chasing the male suspect. The home owner exited his house and ordered the suspect to stop at gunpoint. The Aberdeen Officer took the suspect into custody without further incident.
The suspect is a 30 year old Aberdeen male. He was booked into the City of Aberdeen Jail for Attempting to Elude a Police Officers, Driving While License Suspended in the 2nd Degree, and Resisting Arrest.
No injuries were reported.