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October 21, 2017

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House burglar arrested after leading police on car chase, Metro says

A man was arrested Saturday afternoon after leading police on a car chase that started when he was caught burglarizing a home and stole a car to get away, Metro Police said.

The man had broken into a home in the 8600 block of Maryland Parkway at 2:46 p.m. when he was confronted by the owner, Metro Lt. Ken Romane said. The man fled down the street to an open garage, where he carjacked a vehicle and started driving away. Metro air units began tracking the car as he made his way east.

Police radio traffic suggested the man was running red lights, sometimes at speeds of up to 90 mph. The man was approaching Boulder Highway in Henderson when Metro officers made the decision to stop the chase. An officer tried to spin the suspect’s vehicle, but the move was unsuccessful.

The suspect drove north on Boulder Highway and turned left on Warm Springs Road around 3:15 p.m., where officers in pursuit saw the man putting his hands out of the car window and noticed the car slowing down. The man stopped the car, got out, lay on the ground and waited for officers, Romane said.

He was arrested on counts of burglary, robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle. No one was injured in the incident.​

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