Vehicle Thefts Lead to Pursuit, Crash; 2 Juveniles & Adult in Custody

Posted at 6:11 AM, Sep 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-12 06:11:27-04
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KALAMAZOO/PORTAGE, Mich. — Three vehicles were reported stolen in a home invasion early Thursday morning, and one of those vehicles was involved in a police pursuit.

According to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, the three vehicles were stolen from the 1500 block of Kickapoo Court.  A Portage Department of Public Safety Officer spotted one of the stolen cars at Oakland Drive and I-94, and attempted to pull the driver over.  The car then sped off, but eventually wrecked on Oakland Drive just north of Whites Road in Kalamazoo.

The driver and three occupants ran from the car into the Woods Lake area.  Two juvenile females were apprehended, and so was an adult male.  The person believed to be the driver is at-large.

Another of the three stolen vehicles was found abandoned at the Arboretum Apartments on Emajean, not far from the original scene.  The third vehicle is unaccounted for.