Police Narrow Search For Suspect Accused Of Ramming Officer's Cruiser

An Omaha Crime Stoppers tweet clearly shows the person who gave police the slip in an early morning chase on Thursday. Investigators are now trying to attach a name to the picture.

A Carter Lake Police sergeant escaped injury in the incident but his cruiser was smashed into.

It all began just before 4:30 when Carter Lake Police checked on a suspicious vehicle in a hotel parking lot. The sergeant found a man who was passed out. When the man woke up he took off in a Land Rover, ramming the cruiser. The police vehicle was disabled in the crash. The sergeant was outside of the vehicle and was not hurt.

That triggered a police chase that ended at 30th & Huntington in Omaha, just north of Miller Park. The driver bailed out and ran into the neighborhood. Police set up a perimeter and searched with a Douglas County K9 unit, before the search was eventually called off without an arrest.

Investigators determined that the Land Rover the suspect fled in was stolen last week. 

If you have any information about the incident or the person involved, contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402 444-STOP.

 

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