SHELBY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton woman and three juveniles are in custody after leading deputies on a chase in Shelby County.
According to a press release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to assist Sidney police in the pursuit of a vehicle involved in a burglary shortly after 3:00 a.m. Saturday. Offices attempted to stop a gray Pontiac Grand Prix that was traveling at a high rate of speed and operating with no headlights on Russell Road near State Route 29. During this encounter the vehicle slowed briefly in the area of the Auto Spa at 1612 St. Mary’s Avenue at which point one of the doors to the vehicle was observed to open briefly as if somebody may have exited the vehicle or dumped property.
Capt. J. A. Tangeman of the Sidney Police Department says officers then conducted a search in the area of the car wash. They discovered a cell phone that appeared to have been taken from a store display. Further investigation revealed that two local phone retailers, the Verizon Store located at 2262 Michigan Street and the AT&T Store located at 2489 Michigan Street, had been recently burglarized.
Hours later, the suspect vehicle crashed in a field on State Route 705 near Patterson Halpin Road. One adult and three juveniles ran from the vehicle and into a corn field. One of the juveniles went to a nearby residence to ask to use the phone and was held at gunpoint by a CCW holder until police arrived. Eventually all were arrested.
20-year-old Rikki Nooks of Dayton is being held in the Shelby County Jail on breaking and entering charges.
The three male juveniles are being held at the West Juvenile Detention Center in Troy.