If you live in the York Hills subdivision, you are probably wondering what was going on this evening.
Our officers received a call for an attempted fraud in progress at Fifth Third Bank around 4:30pm. An officer responded and tried to stop a vehicle with two occupants who were involved in the fraud. The vehicle sped north on Brentwood, where it was spotted by another Brentwood officer near Eager and Brentwood. The car entered eastbound 64 at Hanley Road, and at that time the Brentwood officers discontinued attempts to stop the vehicle.
At some point, for reasons unknown, the car made a u-turn somewhere near eastbound 64 and McCausland. The car was traveling westbound, in the eastbound lanes, at a high rate of speed. There were no police vehicles chasing the car. The vehicle eventually was involved in an accident at Highway 64 and McKnight. There had been several other minor accidents before reaching McKnight. In all, there was one report of a minor injury.
The two occupants of the suspect vehicle fled the scene of the accident south into the York Hills subdivision. They both tried to hide in a storm water sewer drain located near York Dr and Middlesex Dr. A female was arrested by Brentwood police near the drain. The male suspect was located by a police canine farther inside the sewer drain. Two officers crawled into the filthy water from each end of the drain and arrested the suspect.
No one was injured. Two suspects in custody. When we sort through all of this we will pass along more information.