Crime & Courts

Burglary suspects flee on freeway – the wrong way

A Tuesday morning police chase ended at Highway 254 and North Oliver in Kechi when three suspects were apprehended.
A Tuesday morning police chase ended at Highway 254 and North Oliver in Kechi when three suspects were apprehended. Courtesy

An attempted home burglary in Newton on Tuesday led to a wrong-way police chase on I-135, according to a news release posted to the Newton Police Department’s Facebook page.

Law enforcement officers eventually subdued three suspects – including one who had a handgun – near K-254 and Oliver in Kechi sometime before 8 a.m. Tuesday.

After receiving a call about three individuals who were attempting to break into an occupied home in the 1300 block of West Broadway just after 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Newton police located a vehicle matching a description.

A chase ensued through Newton when police attempted to pull the vehicle over, the release said. The vehicle eventually started traveling south in the northbound lanes of I-135, running other vehicles off the road, the release said.

The vehicle exited near 125th Street near Kechi, where officers deployed stop sticks. Three suspects fled when the vehicle became disabled but were taken into custody soon afterward, the release said.

No injuries were reported. The Harvey County Sheriff’s Office, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol assisted on the call.

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