Chesterton Police would like to speak with the motorcyclist who led officers
on a pursuit Sunday but managed to evade apprehension.
According to police, at 12:11 a.m. officers were en route to a suspicious
person complaint when a motorcyclist disregarded a stop sign at the
intersection of C.R. 200W and Fairway Drive, nearly colliding with the front
of the leading officer’s fully marked squad car. Both officers turned their
squads around and attempted to execute a traffic stop on the motorcyclist,
who instead ignored the activated sirens and emergency lights and proceeded
southbound on C.R. 200W, police said.
The motorcyclist then turned left onto eastbound 1050N, reaching a speed of
70 miles per hour, before going off road into a corn field in the area of
C.R. 125W, at which time the officers discontinued their pursuit.
The officers did exit their vehicles and attempted to locate the suspect on
foot but with “no results,” and as they were returning to their squads they
“could hear the motorcycle start up from a far distance away and travel in
an unknown direction,” police said.
Police described the suspect as a white male with blond hair, wearing jeans,
a blue tee-shirt, and off-white gym shoes.