A police chase that began in Columbus ended in Worthington after property damage, a helicopter search and multiple arrests.
On the afternoon of March 22, an off-duty Columbus Division of Police officer saw a vehicle just outside Worthington that had been reported stolen. The officer called for backup and Worthington Division of Police officers attempted to stop the individual, according to reports. Two people in the car reportedly fled the scene, driving through a yard to evade officers.
Eventually, the driver lost control of the vehicle on the 5500 block of High Street in Worthington, "plowing into" multiple vehicles at a restaurant and backing up into a police vehicle, reports said.
The car drove away once more and eventually was abandoned on Maxton Place, leading officers to search for the two men in the vehicle.
One was discovered running near a business on Proprietors Road, while the other was caught with the help of a Columbus police helicopter as he ran through Huntley Bowl Park, 6225 Huntley Road.
Sgt. James Moran said Worthington units were involved in both arrests.
The driver, a 24-year-old Columbus man, was charged with fourth-degree felony charges of eluding police and theft, along with misdemeanor charges of driving under suspension, driving without a license, hit-skip, reckless operation and improper backing of a vehicle.
The passenger, a 25-year-old Columbus man, was charged with a misdemeanor charge of possession of controlled substances.
In other recent Worthington police incident reports:
* Someone pried open a door of a business on the 7000 block of Huntley Road in the early hours of March 25. An estimated $4,000 in tools were stolen from the building.
* Someone smashed the window of a vehicle while it was parked on the 6700 block of High Street the morning of March 25. Multiple items were stolen from inside the vehicle.