Suspects managed to elude Fort Worth police Wednesday evening following a chase that began when officers tried to stop a vehicle, according to a media release.
Police said the suspect vehicle was under surveillance for narcotics activity at the intersection of East Berry Street and Martin Luther King Freeway service road on March 29 at approximately 5:21 p.m. Officers allowed the suspect vehicle to become mobile and then requested a marked police vehicle to make the stop.
At 6:51 p.m., the marked vehicle flashed its lights to pull the suspect vehicle over, at which point the suspect vehicle fled and attempted to elude capture.
The chase lasted about six minutes and involved the Central Patrol Division and the Air Patrol Unit.
Police lost sight of the vehicle at the intersection of Vaught Boulevard and Martin Luther King Boulevard, and the chase briefly ended.
The vehicle appeared again at Vaughn Boulevard and Lois Street, but not before the suspect vehicle struck an uninvolved car, police said. The driver was uninjured, but the vehicle was towed because it was damaged to the point where it could not be driven.
At 7:36 p.m., the suspect vehicle was found abandoned at the 5100 block of Village Creek Road. Police towed the vehicle so they could conduct further investigations.
After abandoning the vehicle, the suspects managed to get away and are still at large, according to police.
Fort Worth police told The Dallas Express that the incident was under investigation by detectives from the Narcotics Section. The police did not release any information about either the suspects or identifying information about the suspect vehicle.
In January, a man was arrested in Fort Worth after a two-hour chase for an alleged illegal paper tag, reported by The Dallas Express.
Meanwhile, drug and narcotics violations in Dallas have risen, with 2,132 reported offenses so far in 2023 compared to 2,086 during the same period last year, according to the City’s crime analytics dashboard.