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Man with outstanding warrant gives self-up to police after crash, except he wasn’t involved

August 10, 2021: Members of law enforcement work at the intersection of W. Cottage Grove Ave., and N. Summit St., where they arrested a man who fled police at the same time as a police pursuit-related crash, August 10, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. It turned out the man had nothing to do with the crash and wasn’t the driver of the crashed vehicle who also fled on foot, but he had an arrest warrant on a parole violation. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Police arrested a man who fled on foot from police after a brief vehicle pursuit that ended with a burgundy Toyota crashing into a house in the 1500 block of W. 15th near the Crestmont Park Tuesday.

As police were looking for the driver of the Toyota, they saw a man fleeing the area on foot, and eventually took him into custody near the intersection of N. Summit Street and Central Street.

However, the man who was wanted on a warrant for violation of parole from Putnamville Correctional Facility then told a detective he wasn’t involved in the crash, and he thought they were chasing him for having a warrant, said BPD Capt. Ryan Pedigo.

Police officers and sheriff’s deputies had swarmed the area after the pursuit and crash, but they are still actively investigating after the crash. There were no injuries in the vehicle crash, and no officers were hurt in the foot chase, said Pedigo.

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