Kansas City police and a Jackson County sheriff’s deputy arrested a suspected car thief in the River Market area Tuesday after a car chase, a crash and a short chase on foot.
Police first saw someone driving a stolen car about 10 a.m. in the 8900 block of U.S. 40. After a brief chase, they let a police helicopter follow the vehicle.
The driver ended up in the River Market area, where a Jackson County sheriff’s deputy saw the car. The driver ran a stop sign and his car rammed the deputy’s car near Third and Wyandotte streets about 12:30 p.m., police said.
The driver jumped from the stolen car and ran. The driver was arrested after a short chase near Third and Delaware streets. Police reported deploying a stun gun during the arrest.
Police said they recovered a pit bull dog inside the stolen vehicle and found part of an assault-style weapon in the trunk.