A 41-year-old Omaha man being pursued as a burglary suspect Sunday morning piled up a slew of other charges while fleeing police.
Officer Michael Pecha, a police spokesman, said officers were called to investigate a burglary in progress shortly before 9 a.m. near 37th Street and Crown Point Avenue. An officer observed the suspect vehicle leaving the area and attempted to stop it near Fontenelle Boulevard and Sorensen Parkway.
The driver reportedly refused to stop and collided with a police cruiser, Pecha said. One person ran from the vehicle and was captured. A second suspect drove away, eventually colliding with another vehicle and two mailboxes near 46th Street and Kansas Avenue.
Pecha said the driver then abandoned the vehicle, which rolled into a home at 6015 N. 47th St. Officers were able to apprehend the suspect with the assistance of Falco, a police dog, Pecha said.
The driver was booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of burglary, four counts of leaving the scene of a property damage accident, flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, leaving the scene of personal injury accident, driving while under the influence of narcotics and operating a car while having a suspended license. He also was wanted on six misdemeanor arrest warrants.
The 47-year-old man who initially fled the vehicle was booked into jail on suspicion of burglary.