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Whistle Stop safe stolen, recovered

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Un-named suspect taken into custody
CHANTEL JAMES
The Ellis County Press
GLENN HEIGHTS - A safe from a local business, the Whistle Stop, was stolen on Monday, Jan. 7, and was recovered after pursuit ensued.

The Glenn Heights Police Department received a call at approximately 3:57 a.m. of a burglary of a business in progress on Ovilla Road in Glenn Heights. As the officers approached the gas station, a white 1999 Dodge Ram was seen leaving the driveway.

The Glenn Heights officer turned around on the vehicle in an attempt to catch up when suspect accelerated even after the officer activated his emergency lights and siren.

The pursuit continued northbound on Hampton Road and entered the City of DeSoto, where DeSoto officers assisted.

The suspect ran several red lights along the way and reached high rates of speed.

As the scene entered Dallas County, the vehicle turned east on Camp Wisdom, where he was seen traveling on the wrong side of the road.

After several blocks, the driver began driving correctly in the eastbound lane.

The driver then turned into a residential neighborhood near Woodwick where he soon wrecked in the 400 block of Bluewood Drive.

The driver, who was attempting to bail out of the pick up, became pinned beneath the driver's side front tire.

The male was taken into custody, but was transported by the Dallas Fire Department ambulance to Parkland Hospital, where he was admitted for non-life threatening injuries.

A safe was recovered at the location of the accident which had been taken from the business.

Officers investigating Whistle Stop found the south wall of the store had been driven through, causing extensive structural damage.

Felony charges of burglary and evading arrest are being prepared for the suspect in custody and this case still remains under the investigation of the Criminal Investigations Division.

The suspect's name was not released as of press time.

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