High speed chase ends in arrest

By ANDREA POTEET
Sunday Times Newspapers

MELVINDALE – A high speed chase June 30 ended with the arrest of a 34-year-old Detroit man who allegedly stole a trailer parked at K’s Komplete Kar Kare, 17672 Dix.

The chase began about 5 a.m. that day, when an officer saw a red pickup truck hauling a trailer with no lights on east on Rose Street.

When the officer activated the overhead lights on the squad car, the truck momentarily stopped then sped up, according to the report.

Exceeding speeds of 60 and sometimes 80 mph, the truck sped with officers in pursuit east on Oakwood running red lights at Schaefer, South Dix and Sanders, sometimes driving east in westbound lanes. They pursued it over the Rouge River Bridge onto Fort Street, where the trailer detached and skidded about 100 feet.

The pickup truck continued right onto Dearborn Avenue, Burdeno, Sloan, Vanderbilt and back to Dearborn Avenue before traveling south on Interstate 75, where it straddled the two right lanes.

It exited onto northbound Schaefer where it came to a stop near Hess. Raymond Stewart exited the truck with his hands up and laid on the ground, where officers arrested him.

A search of Raymond revealed two bags of prescription pills and a set of brass knuckles.The trailer contained various landscaping equipment valued at $13,000. The owner said he had parked it at the business the day prior and had chained and locked its wheels.

Raymond was arraigned July 1st. A preliminary exam is scheduled for July 9 at 24th District Court.

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