Pa. officer injured, suspect arrested after 90-minute pursuit through city

The suspect is reportedly a 'career criminal' with a history of crashing into police vehicles


Steve Marroni
The Patriot-News

PHILADELPHIA — A man police are calling a “career criminal” with a history of crashing into police cars as he eluded capture was taken into custody after a wild police chase around Philadelphia Monday.

The 48-year-old man’s name has not yet been released, but police say he was wanted in Philadelphia and in Montgomery County for crimes that include commercial burglaries, Action News 6 ABC is reporting.

During a chase involving police vehicles and a police helicopter, an officer was injured and a suspect arrested.
During a chase involving police vehicles and a police helicopter, an officer was injured and a suspect arrested. (Photo/TNS)

An officer spotted him Sunday night in Philadelphia and was injured when the suspect crashed into his car to escape, reports indicate.

“This individual committed many, many commercial burglaries. He has a history of crashing into police vehicles in his attempt to get away,” Philadelphia police Chief Inspector Scott Small told 6 ABC.

Police spotted the suspect again around 10 p.m. Monday in Abington Township, Montgomery County. According to reports, this led to a chase, which included a police helicopter, into Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane section, through Fairmount Park, and into Germantown.

Once in the Burholme section of the city, reports indicate the suspect tried to ram officers with his car before getting out and running.

After a brief chase, police tackled him, then took him to an area hospital for evaluation, according to reports.

Reports indicate numerous arrest warrants were out for him, as well numerous search warrants for the white Honda since he is accused of using the same car in all of the incidents.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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