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2 arrested after high-speed pursuit reaching 90 mph

Published: Thursday, April 07, 2016 @ 6:52 PM
Updated: Friday, April 08, 2016 @ 6:25 AM

2 arrested after high-speed pursuit and foot chase

Two people are in custody following a pursuit that reached speeds of 95 mph across multiple cities.

  • Pursuit started in Huber Heights when truck fled traffic stop
  • Pursuit went into Vandalia, Huber Heights, Dayton, Trotwood and Harrison Twp.
  • Man and woman taken into custody

A man and woman were taken into custody Thursday evening after leading police on a pursuit that lasted nearly an hour.

Around 6:12 p.m., Huber Heights police responded to the area of Shalamar and Stonehurst drives on the report of a male yelling at people and banging on doors. When officers arrived, they were told the man had just left as a passenger in pickup truck.

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A few minutes later, Huber Heights police attempted to pull over the black GMC pickup truck fon westbound I-70 near Brandt Pike. The truck fled at speeds up to 95 mph on the highway, police said.

The pursuit went on Interstate 75 to Vandalia, back to Huber Heights, to the west side of Dayton, into Trotwood and Harrison Twp. before it headed back into Dayton. Other jurisdictions assisted, with Dayton putting out tire deflation devices to stop the driver.

The pickup eventually crashed into a yard, with its four fires flat, around 7:15 p.m. The driver was taken into custody and placed in back of a Huber Heights cruiser. Her passenger fled on foot and at one point was spotted outside a Family Dollar store on Salem Avenue before he was found inside the Hancock Avenue home.

Huber Heights police did not identify the man and woman arrested in Dayton following the pursuit. However, Montgomery County Jail records show Nicholas Pizzo II, 28, of New Carlisle was booked on a misdemeanor warrant out of Clark County. A second person was arrested at the scene, 24-year-old Sierra Burnett, who is no longer in jail. It’s not clear whether she was the driver and Huber Heights police have not released the driver’s name.

Police said evidence of drug abuse was seized at the scene. There were no injuries.

The truck involved in the pursuit was a work truck of Burnett’s Home Improvement. A message to the business was not returned tonight.