Vehicle with stolen plates impounded after chase through town

Cheektowaga Police secure a Chevrolet Suburban with stolen plates at an address on Hariett Avenue in Buffalo after it led officers on a chase through town on November 9th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Cheektowaga Police secure a Chevrolet Suburban with stolen plates at an address on Hariett Avenue in Buffalo after it led officers on a chase through town on November 9th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

BUFFALO – The Cheektowaga Police impounded a Chevrolet Suburban from an address in Buffalo after the driver led officers on a high-speed pursuit through our town.

The chase started on George Urban Boulevard and Union Road near the Tops Market Plaza late Thursday morning.  A law enforcement source tells Cheektowaga Chronicle an officer radioed dispatchers saying he attempted to pull over the vehicle because the plates were flagged stolen.

The vehicle took off heading north on Union Road and then made a turn westbound on George Urban Boulevard. Speeds during the chase were estimated to be around 60 mph.

The suspect drove down Toelsin Road, Oriole Place, and Mildred Drive in an attempt to evade the police.  He made it back to George Urban Boulevard and later ran a red light at Harlem Road.

The chase proceeded onto Genesee Street towards the city.  A police supervisor terminated the pursuit when it reached Andrews Avenue, but officers were able to notice that the vehicle turned north onto a side street past the city line.

The unoccupied vehicle was located minutes later at an address on the 100 block of Hariett Avenue.

It was impounded to a secured impound lot at police headquarters.