Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Stolen Truck Crashes after Short Police Chase Tuesday Morning in South Topeka

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Stolen Truck Crashes after Short Police Chase Tuesday Morning in South Topeka

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Two people were taken into police custody Tuesday morning after leading officers on a short chase that ended when the pickup truck crashed in south-central Topeka.

Police at the scene said the incident began a short time earlier, when an officer in an unmarked car ran a license tag check on a 2004 gray Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck. The license plate check indicated the truck had been reported stolen in Lawrence.

The officer followed the truck south and east to S.W. 21st and Topeka Boulevard, where several marked police units met to assist.

A pursuit began, and the stolen truck struck two vehicles after the driver was asked to stop.

The truck then traveled six blocks south on S.W. Topeka Boulevard before attempting to make a left turn onto S. …

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