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High speed police chase
November 30, 2017
BLYTHE, Calif – On Wednesday, November 29 about 3:19 in the afternoon, officers from the Blythe Police Department, responded to a theft of packages in the 3000 block of Wells Rd. While police were on their way to the theft location, the caller reported that the suspect vehicle was a red Chevy extended cab pick-up. The vehicle was last seen south bound on Lovekin Blvd near 6th Ave.
Officers located the vehicle heading westbound on 10th Ave near the cemetery. When police activated their overhead emergency lighting in an attempt to initiate an enforcement stop for the theft, the vehicle fled from police at a high rate of speed. A short time after the pursuit began the suspect in the red Chevy truck attempted to crash into assisting police officers and ran two police vehicles off of the road. The suspect vehicle also nearly struck two small children during the pursuit in the area of 10th Ave and Easy Street.
The pursuit continued eastbound on 10th Ave at a high rate of speed towards the east end of 10th Ave. The suspect then began traveling southbound on the River Road. The suspect vehicle changed directions several times during the pursuit on the north south river road. The suspect was last seen traveling northbound on the river road near the east end of 10th Ave.
A perimeter was set up in an attempt to contain the suspect.
Additional resources were contacted to assist the Blythe Police Department. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department canine unit and several other Sheriff’s Department units arrived to assist. The California Highway Patrol and one of their helicopters also responded to the scene. An extensive search was conducted in the area but the suspect and suspect’s vehicle were not located.
This criminal investigation is still ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this case, or any other crime, is urged to contact the Blythe Police Department at 922-6111 or they can give their information anonymously by calling Crime Stop at 921-CARE (2273).
Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Anyone with information regarding this case, or any other crime, is urged to contact Blythe Police Department at 922-6111, or they can give their information anonymously by calling Crime Stop at 921-CARE (2273) or by E-Mail.
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