Burglary suspects accused of ramming patrol car, fleeing in stolen vehicle

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
January 9, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department has identified the second suspect who was accused of leading police on a chase through Tallahassee earlier this month as 18-year-old Patrick Collins.

TPD says Collins was involved in several burglaries, along with a 17-year-old who was apprehended at one of the scenes. The teenager was charged with two counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle, burglary and resisting an officer without violence.

Collins was taken to the Leon County Detention Facility. He is facing charges of aggravated assault on an officer, flee or elude law enforcement officer at high speeds, two counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle, burglary of an unoccupied structure while unarmed, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance unarmed, resisting an officer without violence and a moving traffic violation.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
January 3, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A teen is in custody and police are searching for a second suspect accused of leading police on a chase through Tallahassee early Thursday morning.

Police were first called to the 1300 block of Lemond Street around 3:16 a.m. Thursday for a report of two suspects burglarizing vehicles.

When officers arrived on scene, they saw the suspects driving away in a red Dodge Ram truck. When police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, TPD says the suspects intentionally crashed their vehicle into the police patrol car, disabling it.

Officers began pursuing the vehicle, following it into a parking lot in the 3000 block of South Adams Street. That's where the driver and a passenger jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot from the complex.

Officers chased the two suspects, catching the passenger near the 400 block of Georgetown Drive. Police were unable to locate the driver.

Police determined that the Dodge Ram had been stolen earlier in the night from the 1500 block of Stone Road and was also connected to another auto burglary in the same area.

The 17-year-old suspect that was apprehended at the scene was charged with two counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle, burglary and resisting an officer without violence. WCTV is choosing not to identify the teen at this time as he has not been charged as an adult.

Investigators are still working to identify the second suspect and are asking anyone with information about the case to call TPD at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.



 
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