VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A woman led police in a pursuit in Vincennes Friday before being arrested.
In a Facebook post, the Vincennes Police Department reports that the pursuit began when officers were headed toward an unrelated call. According to police, while officers drove with lights and sirens activated a vehicle in front of them accelerated rapidly as if to evade the patrol vehicle.
The officer reportedly recognized the vehicle as one suspected of being involved in several thefts occurring recently in Washington.
The vehicle led police eastward on Autumn Ridge Lane, turned onto Niblack Boulevard before eventually stopping near the intersection of 16th street and Miller Avenue. Police allege that the driver, Hyla A Richter then exited the vehicle and continued to run from police before being apprehended and placed under arrest.
Police reported finding what is believed to be methamphetamine in the vehicle. A passenger during the pursuit was released from the scene.
Richter has been charged with resisting law enforcement at both the felony and misdemeanor levels as well as a charge of possession of methamphetamine.