1 person in custody, 3 wanted after short chase in Cape Girardeau

One suspect is in custody following a police chase in Cape Girardeau
Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 1:59 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 3, 2023 at 8:26 AM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - One person was arrested after a short chase in Cape Girardeau on Friday afternoon, June 2.

According to Patrolman Bobby Newton with the Cape Girardeau Police Department, officers received an alert for a stolen vehicle around 8 a.m. from the 300 block of N. Sprigg Street. The reporting officer entered the vehicle into the “FLOCK” camera system.

Around 1:15 p.m., officers received an alert of the vehicle being in Cape Girardeau. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver failed to yield, but eventually stopped at William Street and Ellis Street. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle purposely struck an officer’s vehicle.

As they stopped, the suspect vehicle slid into a parking lot and then attempted to get back onto the roadway, purposely striking another officer’s vehicle. Officers were able to block the vehicle in and the occupants, believed to be juveniles, exited the vehicle and fled the area.

Officers were able to apprehend one person, and they were taken into custody. The other three have not been apprehended at this time and are considered wanted.

Evidence was collected at the scene and the case is still being investigated. Anyone with information is asked to call the Cape Girardeau Police Department.