Greenfield Police investigate break-ins at two car businesses

Suspects arrested after chase
Posted at 12:50 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 19:16:56-04

GREENFIELD -- Police are still trying to find all five teens they say are responsible for a dealership break-in and high-speed chase.

Greenfield Police tell us one of the five teens tried to escape Wednesday morning in a new car in the parking lot of the Braeger Ford dealership.

Police dash camera video given to TODAY'S TMJ4 shows the suspect nearly hit a Greenfield Police squad with the stolen car as the suspect tried to escape.

Stop sticks helped bring that pursuit to an end, after a short foot chase.

"Too many dealerships are affected and how do you stop it, besides changing the culture of those trying to steal it," said Detective Sergeant Eric Lindstrom, Greenfield Police Department.

All five teens got to the dealership in another stolen car. That vehicle was involved in a high-speed chase. Police decided to terminate this chase after it reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

The car crashed in neighboring Greendale at West Loomis and College Avenue. Surveillance video obtained by TODAY'S TMJ4 shows the moment the suspect smashed into a pole, knocking it over. The driver in that stolen car got away on foot.

Greenfield Police are still searching for three teens who got away.

An Enterprise Rent-A-Car business was also broken into near the Ford dealership. No vehicles were taken at that business. Police are working to connect both break-ins.

Dash Camera video shows Greenfield Police chasing the suspects. One was caught immediately. The other crashed the car near Loomis and College and then took off on foot. After a short search, police arrested the second suspect.