Officers Involved in Crashes While Chasing Alleged Thief in Miami Gardens - NBC 6 South Florida

Officers Involved in Crashes While Chasing Alleged Thief in Miami Gardens

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    Officers Involved in Crash in Miami Gardens

    NBC 6's Julia Bagg is at the scene of this breaking news story from overnight involving a police car and an alleged thief.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019)

    What to Know

    • The suspect was taken into custody with investigators seen taking at least one battery out of the car.

    Two police officers were involved in multiple early morning crashes Thursday while chasing an alleged car battery thief in Miami Gardens.

    The initial crash took place near the intersection of Northwest 167th Street and 27th Avenue, where a police SUV crashed into a light pole while chasing the alleged suspect and smashed the front end of the vehicle.

    Just a few minutes later, officers stopped the car involved with another police vehicle being damaged near Northwest 161st Street and 37th Avenue. The suspect was taken into custody with investigators seen taking at least one battery out of the car.

    Officials say the officer from the first scene was taken to the hospital but later released but have not released further details on their investigation.

    Police haven't identified the suspect or said what possible charges he may face.

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