Stolen vehicle out of Blackwell recovered after Kansas police pursuit

May 5, 2022 | Featured|Headlines|Police

BLACKWELL — A 2004 Ford 250 reported stolen from Cordell Diesel in Blackwell was recovered this week in Sumner County, Kansas following a police pursuit. reports that on May 3 at 1:04 a.m. Sumner County deputies attempted to stop a vehicle west of Oxford on U.S. 160 for traffic violations.  

The driver attempted to flee and a pursuit ensued east into Cowley County before heading back into Sumner County and on into Sedgwick County, where the driver crashed into a privately owned lake around 63rd Street and Hydraulic area.

Law enforcement searched the area and did not locate anyone at the time.

Later in the morning, deputies found a female in the area, who reportedly admitted she was in the truck with three male subjects. Crews pulled the truck from the lake that evening.

Blackwell police chief Dewayne Wood said today police was notified by the Kay County Sheriff’s Department at 4:30 a.m. of the pursuit.

“We contacted the owner who thought the truck was still at the shop,” said Wood. Wood said police are investigating the theft and believes the female will be interviewed by officers.

Agencies assisting during the pursuit were the Kansas Highway Patrol, Cowley County Sheriff’s Office, Belle Plaine Police Department, Haysville Police Department, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. Agencies assisting with the recovery of the vehicle were the Sedgwick County Fire Department, Wichita Fire Department, and Augusta Department of Safety Dive Teams.

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