April 20, 2024


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Multi-county stolen car or truck chase from Tampa ends in Osceola County

It started with several stories of auto-burglaries in Tampa, authorities say.

TAMPA, Fla — A multi-county pursuit of a stolen SUV linked to Tampa auto-burglaries has ended with a crash and the arrest of 3 people today.

The Tampa Law enforcement Office states it began getting phone calls reporting a number of motor vehicle burglaries in just miles of each and every other Wednesday. 

Within just a span of 22 minutes, a total of 6 automobiles were reportedly broken into, with one particular caller reporting a gun stolen from within, in accordance to a information release. 

But it did not halt there. Law enforcement say they received five further calls around an hour soon after the initial crack-ins. The one thing a number of of them experienced in frequent? A white Honda SUV was concerned.

Many thanks to the eagle eye of a witness, officers were being in a position to get the SUV’s license plate letting law enforcement to identify it was stolen out of Kissimmee.

Tampa police officers noticed the SUV had tried a felony targeted traffic prevent, but the car or truck drove away, major to a chase they sooner or later handed off to other spot organizations as the SUV hopped on I-4, in accordance to the launch. 

That is where the Florida Highway Patrol stepped in, buying up the pursuit although the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Tampa Law enforcement Department’s aviation units tracked the SUV from over.

The SUV later on finished up going east on US-192 prior to crashing into a different automobile, injuring a 57-calendar year-old male, according to the release.

Troopers caught up soon following the crash and were in a position to just take a few persons into custody. The 16-yr-outdated driver of the stolen SUV was taken to a nearby medical center for unfamiliar accidents, in accordance to FHP. 

The teen driver faces fees for fleeing to elude, grand theft automobile and car burglary. His 18-yr-previous and 20-year-previous travellers were being both charged with automobile theft.

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