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Man arrested after chase, crash on NW side

Posted at 12:38 PM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 13:06:33-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- A man was arrested after a police chase and crash on Indianapolis' northwest side.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department say the incident began when a man came home to his apartment on the 900 block of Lake Nora Court around 9:30 a.m., and found a 22-year-old man breaking into the apartment.

The victim didn't confront the man, but he did call the police. He watched him leave and followed, giving police information. 

After officers spotted the suspect, he led them on a high-speed chase that ended with a crash on Michigan Road, just south of 96th Street.

He ran into a pickup truck, pushing it into a ditch. 

The man in the pickup truck, John Titus, said he was pulling over after hearing the police sirens and the next thing he knew, the suspect's car had rammed into his truck.

The man then saw the suspect run from the area.

"I saw a suspect -- I assume to be a suspect being chased by police right here in from of my truck," Titus said. "And I just assumed somebody didn't pull over for the police officer. But I found out it must have been the guy that hit me and was running from the police."

IMPD officers and Carmel police officers found the suspect behind a nearby business.

Police believe at one point he had a knife, but apparently dropped it during the chase.

They found a TV and other items in the back of the suspect's car. Nobody was hurt in the chase.

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