Police: 1 arrested after car chase, crash, foot chase

A ReportIt photo showing where as suspect's vehicle crashed on Central Avenue in Holland following a car chase. (Sept. 1, 2015)

HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — A Holland man was arrested after leading police on a car and then foot chase Tuesday morning, and police are still seeking a second suspect.

Around 7:20 a.m., officers were called to the area of 16th Street and Country Club Road after reports of people in a vehicle brandishing a weapon, according to the Holland Department of Public Safety.

An officer headed to the area spotted the suspect vehicle westbound on 32nd Street near US-31. The officer tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver took off, running the stop light at US-31. As the chase neared the intersection of Hastings and 24th Street, a woman jumped from the vehicle, but the driver kept going.

When the suspect reached 14th Street near College Avenue, he drove around road closed sign. The vehicle then crashed at a construction area at Central Avenue.

The driver and a male suspect then got out of the vehicle and started running away. The driver, an 18-year-old from Holland, was arrested a couple of blocks away after a brief foot chase.

As they investigated, officers found BB guns, but no actual firearms.

The driver told officers he fled because he was driving while his license was suspended, police said. It was not immediately clear what charges he would face.

A K-9 tried to track the passenger who took off, but could not find him. He is described as a white man in his early 20s. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, khaki shorts and a red hat.

The woman who jumped from the vehicle, a 36-year-old from Holland, told officers she did so because she didn’t want to be part of what was going on. She was checked out by emergency medical responders, but declined treatment and was released.

No one else was hurt in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Holland police at 616.355.1100 or by e-mailing policetips@cityofholland.com. Tips may also be submitted to Silent Observer at 877.887.4536.

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