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Stolen SUV crashes south of Pittsburg

Updated June 5, 2013 at 1:40 PM CST - News release from the Pittsburg Police Department:

On Tuesday June 4, 2013 at 11:11 p.m. an officer was responding to the 800 block E. Jackson in reference to three suspicious individual, when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed without its headlights on, almost striking his patrol car.  The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the driver of Chevy suburban failed to comply.  A vehicle pursuit was initiated and the suspect vehicle traveled south on Joplin Street, turned west on Hudson and then south on Broadway.  The suspect vehicle was pursued south of the city limits onto Langdon Lane and ended the pursuit at 11:14pm.

A short time later, the Crawford County Sheriffs Department reported the suspect vehicle was involved in a crash at the intersection of 400 and 69 highway and requested assistance.  Three occupants of the vehicle fled on foot, but were soon apprehended.  Pittsburg officers took two 15 year old males and one males and one 17 year old male into custody.  The 17 year old male was determined to be the driver and also sustained injuries during the incident.  He was transported to Via Christi Hospital for overnight observation.  The three suspects were determined to be runaways from the Pittsburg Youth Home.  

The Chevy Suburban was determined to be stolen from a 600 block of E Jackson residence.  All three juveniles were arrested for motor vehicles theft and the 17 year old driver is also being charged with Felony Fleeing and Eluding. 

The investigation is on going at this time.  

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Posted June 5, 2013 at 11:14 AM CST:  Police confirm a stolen SUV crashed south of Pittsburg late Tuesday evening.

Pittsburg Police say the SUV was stolen from their community and was then involved in a short police pursuit.

The pursuit was terminated but the SUV then crashed a few miles south of Pittsburg at the junction of Highway 400 and US 69.

KOAM chief photographer Aaron Thompson was at the scene and says the gray SUV was on its top and two people were transported by ambulance.  He says at least two men were taken into custody.

He says Cherokee County Sheriff's Department, Crawford County Sheriff's Department and the Pittsburg Police were all at the location.

Authorities say more information will be provided later today.

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