Stolen Vehicle Suspect Evades Arrest After Leading Lubbock Police on Chase
A stolen vehicle suspect evaded arrest Friday morning after leading authorities on a chase in Lubbock.
Lubbock Police officer's attempted to perform a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle just after 4 a.m. Police say the suspect did not stop, thus beginning a pursuit. During the chase, the suspect crashed the stolen vehicle into an officer's patrol car in the 400 block of the northbound West Loop 289 access road.
The wreck totaled the officer's vehicle and the suspect fled the scene. The Lubbock Police Department Major Crash Unit then responded to the crash to conduct an investigation.
As of the writing of this article, there have been no suspects found and no details on any injuries suffered by any officers in the crash.
Earlier this month, EverythingLubbock reported on a Lubbock Police statistic that revealed more than 80 vehicle burglaries happening in a two week period. Police say it's common for these crimes to occur more frequently during the summer months. This is an example from just a couple months ago.
“It violates your privacy whether there’s something to take or not take, somebody has been in your personal space and it’s just a terrible feeling... It’s just a terrible feeling that there’s people out there who feel like they have a right to your things because they want them.”
Allison Matherly - Public Information Officer with the Lubbock Police Department
This is just one of the many vehicle burglaries and stolen car incidents that have happened in the past month.