Man and woman lead police on chase, may be responsible for string of thefts

Mishawaka, Ind. -- A man and woman sent police on a chase through the streets of Mishawaka and South Bend for close to an hour Friday night.

The pursuit started after a St. Joesph County deputy tried to pull the pair over after the woman, who was driving the car, nearly hit a moped before running a red light. Police say the car was leaving the parking lot of the University Park Mall, in Mishawaka, when it happened.

Police used stop sticks, flatting all four tires, in an attempt to slow down the car. down.

However, the chase did not come to an end until the car ran a stop sign at the corner of Caroline and Calvert Streets, hitting another vehicle carrying two woman.

No one was injured in the crash, but police say the suspects in the pursuit were taken to the hospital to have minor injuries checked out.

Police say that thousands of dollars, of what looked to be stolen, merchandise was found inside the fleeing car.

Police say the pair could be behind a sting of thefts that happened at retail stores earlier in the night. The passenger on the car chase had three felony warrants for his arrest for past thefts.  

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