HURRICANE – Three men suspected of stealing vehicles from a northern Utah dealership were arrested after leading officers on a short-lived chase through Hurricane Tuesday morning.
Hurricane Police Chief Lynn Excell said the incident began around 9:02 a.m. when the men attempted to cash a check for $108 at a convenience store near the Hurricane Walmart. A store clerk called police about the suspicious check and the men left the area, driving back toward downtown Hurricane in a maroon BMW.
When a Hurricane Police officer attempted to pull the suspect’s vehicle over, the driver sped up, leading police on an eastbound chase through Hurricane at speeds reaching more than 60 miles per hour, said Excell.
As officers from Hurricane City and LaVerkin converged on the driver, he suddenly stopped the vehicle on a side street and all three suspects fled, running in different directions.
Officers were able to catch the men, who are from Provo, without incident by 9:35 a.m. All three suspects were booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on multiple charges.
A 22-year-old male was arrested and booked on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, evading police, receiving stolen property, obstruction of justice, speed, and driving on a suspended license.
A 20-year-old male was arrested and booked on charges of failure to stop for an officer, an outstanding warrant and theft.
Another 22 year-old-male, was arrested and booked on charges of concealing a dangerous weapon, failure to stop for an officer, an outstanding warrant and false information.
After interviewing the suspects, police put out an attempt to locate for a fourth suspect who was last seen in the area wearing an orange shirt bearing a white Fox logo. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Hurricane Police Department at (435) 627-4999.
This information was provided by the Hurricane Police Department.