Some of you may have noticed some intensive police activity in the neighborhood last night. I e-mailed Kris Runyon, the southwest's principal Crime Prevention Officer, about it, and here's what she told me:
Plain clothes officers spotted a vehicle that had been stolen in a gun point robbery earlier that day. They called out on the radio with it and planned to just watch it until marked cars could arrive. However, as it usually goes, the car pulled off and the plain clothes officers followed it until the marked cars arrived. When the marked cars turned on their lights and tried to stop the car, it instead sped off. There are very few car chases our city allows, but a vehicle stolen at gun point qualifies. They chased the car very briefly- from Seward St to behind 929 S Plymouth where the two occupants fled on foot. They were both caught after a short foot chase by a combination of uniformed and plain clothes officers. At the time of the report I got, they were still interviewing the two occupants, so I do not know what they confessed to or were arrested for.
Reported via PLEX-Watch/David Knoll