A Salina man with outstanding warrants led police on a chase through central Salina late Wednesday afternoon.
Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said Thursday that Donald Bolin, 25, was nearly hit by a car as he ran across South Ninth Street after a patrol officer noticed him in the 1600 block of South Ninth. After running on several streets and an alley in the area, Bolin was finally apprehended in the 1200 block of South Santa Fe, Forrester said.
There’s more to the story, however, according to Forrester.
On Tuesday, police were called to what was supposed to be a vacant house in the 100 block of South 11th at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday after a neighbor reported seeing a man smoking a cigarette inside the house, Forrester said. No one was found, however, the daughter of the property owner reported that a spare key that was kept in the mailbox was missing. Bolin was suspected of being the person in the house.
Then, at 3:55 p.m. on Wednesday, police were called back to the vacant house on South 11th for the report of a man sitting on the porch. Again, no one was there when police arrived, however, Bolin was again suspected in the incident, Forrester said.
When Bolin was arrested at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, he had in his possession a key that fit the lock of the vacant house on South 11th, Forrester added.
Forrester said that Bolin was arrested on suspicion of interference with a law enforcement officer/obstruction, improper pedestrian crossing, and possession of stolen property, in addition to the outstanding warrants.