Sep 15, 2020 3:14 PM

Car stolen in Salina found in Tescott after pursuit; suspects at large

Posted Sep 15, 2020 3:14 PM

Local law enforcement personnel are looking for two younger white males who stole a car from north Salina late Sunday night or early Monday morning. The car was later involved in a pursuit in the county and found abandoned in Tescott.

Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester reported this morning that sometime between 10 p.m. Sunday and 5:30 a.m. Monday, someone stole a blue 2006 Chevrolet Impala from the 300 block of North Penn Avenue. The owner, David Brown, 32, of Salina, told police that his girlfriend had driven the car to a gas station around 10 p.m. on Sunday. The vehicle was then parked in front of his residence, unlocked, and with the keys inside, Forrester noted. Brown told police that when he went outside at about 5:40 a.m., the car, valued at $2,500, was gone.

At about 8:50 a.m. Monday, a Saline County Sheriff's deputy clocked the car going 72 mph in a 55 mph zone on North Brookville Road, Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan said this morning. The deputy turned around to pursue the car, which fled northbound on north Brookville Road, Soldan said.

According to Soldan, the deputy chased the car into Ottawa County and into the town of Tescott, where the car went behind the elevator and the two occupants fled on foot.

Soldan described the driver as a tall white male with sandy brown hair who was wearing a dark-colored hoodie. The passenger was described as being a white male wearing a dark top and blue jeans, he said.

Saline County deputies, Ottawa County Sheriff's deputies, and Kansas Highway Patrol troopers went door-to-door in Tescott looking for the suspects, but were unable to locate them, Soldan said.

The car was returned to its owner, Forrester added.

If you have information about this incident or the whereabouts of the suspects, you are asked to call the Saline County Sheriff's Office at 785-826-6500.