Police chase ends in crash on Main Street

FLUSHING — A police chase involving multiple police departments resulted in a suspect crashing a vehicle on Main Street in Flushing.

During the early morning hours of Sept. 12, Flint Township Police were searching for a carjacking suspect who attempted to evade authorities by driving through Mt. Morris Township via E. Pierson Road. Mt. Morris Township Police pursued the suspect as he sped into Flushing on Main Street.

Police said that the driver lost control of his vehicle near the corner of Main and Warren streets and crashed into a utility pole. The suspect then fled the scene on foot and was arrested on Flushing Road in Flint Township a few hours later.

Flushing Police were not involved in the car chase but did help to assist in the search for the suspect.

Prior to the suspect’s arrest, Michigan State Police arrived on the scene with K-9s and searched an area near Birchwood Drive and the Flushing Cemetery. Police were originally looking for a backpack that might have been connected to the case but instead located a cellphone a few days later that may have belonged to the suspect. The phone was turned over to Flint Township Police.

Main Street between Chamberlain and Chestnut was closed for several hours on Sept. 12 as crews with Consumers Energy restored power to the area following the car crash.

Flint Township Police have not released the name of the suspect. — B.G.