Sunday, February 2, 2014

Police Looking for Driver Who Led Them on Chase

Easton police are looking for the driver of a car that led officers on a chase through the city, Wilson Borough and West Easton in the early hours of Saturday morning, eventually abandoning the vehicle in which heroin which was apparently packaged for sale was found.

Police say an officer on patrol noticed a white Plymouth Voyager traveling south on South 15th Street without its headlights on just before 1:30 a.m. As police attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver turned right on Washington Street and sped away when the officer turned on his lights and siren, police said.

The minivan continued to head west and further south on several streets in Wilson Borough. The driver reportedly struck a parked car on South 17th Street but didn't stop and continued into West Easton, heading west on 10th Street, where it got ahead of police in pursuit by more than a block.

When authorities caught up with the fleeing vehicle, it was found to have struck the rear of a building at 1019 Iron St., and the officer on the scene reported seeing someone wearing either orange or pink climb a fence and flee the area.

Police say the suspect, who has not been identified, escaped, but 34 packets of heroin were found inside the vehicle. They added investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the matter is asked to call the Easton Police Department tip line at 610-250-6635. Callers may remain anonymous.

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