Dover police catch alleged car theft accomplice after chase
DOVER (WJER) (April 29, 2022) – Police say they caught an alleged accomplice in a vehicle theft after a chase through the city early Friday morning.
Details are limited, but Capt. Jimmy Hitchcock says just after 6 a.m., a resident in the 900 block of Tuscarawas Avenue left her car running outside and went back in the house to grab something.
He says a yellow Chevy Cavalier drove up. A man exited, got in the running vehicle, and both cars took off toward the freeway.
The resident saw it all and described the vehicle to police.
An officer a short time later saw the yellow Cavalier in the McDonald’s drive-through lane.
The driver took off again, and the officer pursued.
Hitchcock says the pursuit went out onto Schneider’s Crossing and back into the city. He says the driver, a 31-year-old New Philadelphia woman, gave up the chase when she got trapped at the end of the Parkdale Drive cul-de-sac.
The woman could face a list of traffic charges. Hitchcock says she had a suspended license, and the yellow Cavalier had fictitious plates.
The most severe charges would be felonies for being an accomplice to grand theft of a car.
Hitchcock Friday morning said police hadn’t located the stolen car – a black Dodge Nitro.
They had just finished interviewing the woman before transporting her to the Tuscarawas County Jail.