STOLEN VEHICLE (2-19-2020)
ON 02-18-2020 REPORTING OFFICER (R/O) SGT. CRAIG POOLE AND WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF DOUG MAIER RECEIVED INFORMATION OF A POSSIBLE STOLEN TRUCK OUT OF MT. VERNON, INDIANA THAT WAS HEADED WEST ON INDIANA 62 TOWARD ILLINOIS HIGHWAY 141. THE VEHICLE WAS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE 2018 FORD
F-150 BEARING ILLINOIS LICENSE PLATE NUMBER 2420455B. THE
INFORMATION WAS PUT OUT TO THE WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND CARMI POLICE DEPARTMENT.
OFFICERS FROM BOTH AGENCIES BEGAN SEARCHING FOR THE VEHICLE. WHITE COUNTY DISPATCH BEGAN GIVING OFFICERS UPDATES ON THE LOCATION OF THE VEHICLE THAT THEY WERE RECEIVING FROM INDIANA AUTHORITIES VIA A GPS LOCATING DEVICE WITHIN THE VEHICLE.
R/O, SHERIFF MAIER, CARMI POLICE SGT. K-9 UNIT DUSTIN BUTTRY AND TWO ILLINOIS STATE POLICE OFFICERS WERE IN THE AREA WEST AND NORTH OF MAUNIE SEARCHING FOR THE VEHICLE.
WHITE COUNTY DISPATCH GAVE THE LOCATION OF THE VEHICLE SETTING STILL AT 1225 COUNTY ROAD 1700E.
OFFICERS OBSERVED THE STOLEN VEHICLE SETTING A COUPLE HUNDRED YARDS OFF THE ROADWAY ALONG A FIELD EDGE. R/O AND SHERIFF MAIER BEGAN TO INITIATE A TRAFFIC STOP ON THE VEHICLE AS OFFICERS APPROACHED AND GOT CLOSE TO THE UNIT. THE VEHICLE SPED OFF ALONG THE FIELD EDGE. R/O AND SHERIFF MAIER PURSUED THE VEHICLE EMITTING EMERGENCY LIGHTS AND SIREN. R/O AND SHERIFF MAIER PURSUED THE VEHICLE THROUGH A LARGE FIELD GIVING CHASE. R/O WOULD NOTE OFFICERS STRUCK SEVERAL DITCHES IN THE FIELD POSSIBLY
CAUSING UNDERNEATH DAMAGE TO THEIR VEHICLES. SGT. BUTTRY HAD POSITIONED HIS SQUAD CAR ON COUNTY ROAD 1225N. SGT. BUTTRY HAD THE SUSPECT VEHICLE PASS HIS LOCATION AND HE EMITTED HIS EMERGENCY LIGHTS AND SIREN PURSUING THE VEHICLE. THE SUSPECT STOLEN VEHICLE TRAVELLED WEST ON COUNTY ROAD 1225N. THE VEHICLE TRAVELLED TO THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 1700E. THE VEHICLE TURNED LEFT WHICH IS SOUTH ON COUNTY ROAD 1700E. THE VEHICLE TRAVELLED SOUTH ON COUNTY ROAD 1700E UNTIL THE VEHICLE BEGAN APPEARING TO HAVE VEHICLE TROUBLES. THE VEHICLE HAD WHAT APPEARED TO BE SMOKE COMING FROM IT. THE VEHICLE SLOWED DOWN AND EVENTUALLY CAME TO A STOP.
SGT. BUTTRY PERFORMED A FELONY STOP ON THE VEHICLE WITH HIS K-9 UNIT REX. R/O AND SHERIFF MAIER ASSISTED IN THE VEHICLE STOP WITH OFFICERS TAKING THE SUBJECT. THE DRIVER WAS IDENTIFIED AS RYAN C. REYNOLDS.
REYNOLDS WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE WHITE COUNTY JAIL FOR PROCESSING ON THE CHARGES. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED FROM THE SCENE BY S AND E TOW SERVICE.
REYNOLDS WAS HELD IN CUSTODY AT THE WHITE COUNTY JAIL ON CHARGES OF UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE AND FLEEING OR ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE THE POLICE

DOUG MAIER
WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF
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