3 suspects arrested after tri-county police chase

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Three men were arrested by Michigan State Police on Monday morning after leading police on a chase that spanned three counties and involved two police agencies.

Lt. Mike Shaw said state police got involved about 10:45 a.m., after being notified that Warren police were pursuing a stolen red, older model Jeep Cherokee. The men in the vehicle were also suspects in a breaking-and-entering in Warren. Warren police continued the chase on westbound Interstate 696 until they reached the area near Orchard Lake Road and terminated their pursuit.

Dispatch camera operators from the state police followed the vehicle, and troopers were in place when they spotted it on I-275 and Eight Mile. They followed the vehicle to westbound I-96 and onto Telegraph Road in Redford Township.

At Telegraph, the driver of the Jeep hit a semi-truck carrying Coca-Cola.

The three men in the Jeep tried to run. Two of them didn’t make it very far, due to being in poor shape and wearing sagging pants, Shaw said. A third was found, soon after, hiding under a trampoline in the neighborhood.

Shaw said one of the suspects requested medical attention and was treated at the scene. Another was hit with a Taser before being arrested. All three were turned over to the custody of the Warren Police Department on the breaking-and-entering case, and State Police are preparing to bring a case to prosecutors for fleeing and obstructing police work.

Shaw said because the chase took place in three counties, either Wayne, Oakland or Macomb will handle the case.

Two state police vehicles sustained minor damage in the chase, but no officers or citizens were hurt, Shaw said.