Vehicle theft suspect crashes into APS electrical box - New York News

Vehicle theft suspect crashes into APS electrical box

Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX -

A suspected car thief led police on a pursuit early Thursday morning through morning traffic. He struck one car along the way before he crashed into a power box.

That crash knocked out power to hundreds of people near 14th Street and Maryland.

Traffic in the southbound lanes of Northern near 14th Street was at a near-standstill Thursday morning after an SUV crashed right into an electrical cabinet.

"I was cooking breakfast for the kids, just then boom everything went out," says Ernest Lowe.

APS says more than 1,000 customers lost power for a few hours as a result. Traffic lights were out too.

According to Phoenix Police, the SUV that hit the box was struck by a stolen pick-up first.

"The suspect failed to stop for officers and continued to flee in this vehicle," says Sgt. Steve Martos.

It all started at the convenience store in the area of Maryland and 12th Street. Phoenix Police say the suspect jumped into pickup truck and stole it while the owner was inside.

"While he left the car running he saw two individuals, one was a driver, one hopped out and took off in his car," says witness JP Weng.

JP Weng and his wife spoke to the victim, who said he left his truck running while he was in the store because it was cold out. Weng says the suspect was arrested near his home where the truck stalled out.

"He was on foot being chased and he apparently ended up in one of our neighbor's yard. The police dogs got him and bit him on his leg."

The suspect was taken to the hospital and faces several charges. The driver of the SUV only suffered minor injuries.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • High school football player dies

    High school football player dies

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:12:05 GMT
    A 16-year-old high school football player from Staten Island is dead after collapsing during practice Monday, officials said. The teen's father says Miles Kirkland-Thomas collapsed Monday morning during practice for Curtis High School. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
    A 16-year-old high school football player from Staten Island is dead after collapsing during practice Monday, officials said. The teen's father says Miles Kirkland-Thomas collapsed Monday morning during practice for Curtis High School. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

  • Bill Clinton to appear in New Haven for fundraiser

    Bill Clinton to appear in New Haven for fundraiser

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:24:23 GMT
    Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to headline a rally in New Haven to raise money for Democrats running in elections across the country. Clinton is set to appear at the event at the Omni New Haven Hotel on Tuesday. He'll be joined by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who are seeking re-election in November.
    Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to headline a rally in New Haven to raise money for Democrats running in elections across the country. Clinton is set to appear at the event at the Omni New Haven Hotel on Tuesday. He'll be joined by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who are seeking re-election in November.

  • G train service restored after Sandy repairs

    G train service restored after Sandy repairs

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:10:25 GMT
    New York City subway riders are getting back service on the G train between Brooklyn and Queens. The return of service comes as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reopens a tunnel Tuesday that was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Greenpoint tunnel has been closed for five weeks for repairs. Shuttle buses were provided between G stops in Queens and Brooklyn during that time. 
    New York City subway riders are getting back service on the G train between Brooklyn and Queens. The return of service comes as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reopens a tunnel Tuesday that was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Greenpoint tunnel has been closed for five weeks for repairs. Shuttle buses were provided between G stops in Queens and Brooklyn during that time. 
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices