One person was in custody after a police chase involving a personal vehicle stolen from police headquarters ended on Interstate 70 early Monday.
A civilian employee’s vehicle was stolen early Monday from a lot behind police headquarters at 12th and Cherry streets in downtown Kansas City.
A Raytown officer investigating a suspicious vehicle spotted the stolen vehicle about 1:15 a.m. in the 5200 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard, said Cpl. Shawn Didde, a spokesman for Raytown police.
A check of the license plate revealed the vehicle had been stolen out of Kansas City. As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver allegedly rammed the police officer’s car as the driver tried to flee, Didde said.
Police pursued the vehicle north on Blue Ridge to westbound Interstate 70. The fleeing vehicle exited I-70 a couple times but got on the highway.
Police used “stop sticks” to deflate the tires on the vehicle. The car lost a couple tires during the chase. Kansas City police and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office helped bring the chase ended on Interstate 70 at the Paseo.
There was a brief stand-off with the driver before pepper spray was used and the driver surrendered to police.