Vehicle crashes into condominium developing following fleeing from law enforcement

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – A car or truck crashed into the facet of an condominium constructing at Whispering Pines Apartments on Wednesday leaving the owner bodily safe and sound but destroying individual items.

18-12 months-outdated Frank Ward of Topeka stole a motor vehicle from all-around the Kansas City metro space and was noticed moving into Topeka when law enforcement officers attempted to prevent the car or truck. The car then fled and officers did not attempt to pursue.

Sergeant Burger from the Topeka Law enforcement Division reported officers later located the motor vehicle when it crashed into an apartment setting up at the Whispering Pines Apartments. Immediately after the incident, the driver fled on foot.

Barbara Hrabik, operator of the apartment claimed she was in the toilet when the incident took place. She stated it sounded like a china cupboard in a neighboring condominium experienced fallen. She explained when she arrived out of the toilet she noticed the car hanging by her wall.

“Bam,'” she claimed. “I was in my again lavatory which I’m blessed due to the fact things came all the way to my bed room doorway.”

Hrabik was not hurt. Ward was taken to a nearby clinic for slight injuries.

The proprietor of the auto explained Ward attained out to him to choose him to a Greenback Normal. Ward then instructed the owner that he was meeting a pal. When they were at the keep, Ward informed him to push around the again to satisfy the pal. The owner was suspicious at that position, but hadn’t spoke to Ward in a few of years and followed along.

“Then we was like essentially he’s heading to satisfy us in the back again and that is when I assumed a thing was undoubtedly odd,” he reported. “He experienced me get out of the auto and he just took my auto.”

The owner said Ward’s spouse and children told him he may possibly be headed to a relative’s home in Topeka so the owner drove to Topeka.

After he received into Topeka, he explained he spotted his vehicle at a gasoline station, known as police and ongoing to comply with Ward right up until he crashed.

“It’s one of those conditions you don’t know irrespective of whether to snicker or cry like it’s just insane like a thing that’d be in a movie, man. I’m shook,” he explained.

Hrabik said her serious issue is the crystal and cow selection from her mom and grandmother that were ruined when the motor vehicle crashed into her apartment.

“My genuine worry is that my mom passed absent in 2014 and I had her and my grandmother’s crystal and my mom gathered her cow assortment and stuff, it was all on that wall. It is all listed here in items,” she reported. “Those things just cannot be replaced, you know?”

Ward was booked and billed with three felonies: possessing stolen home, fleeing and eluding, interference.

He was also charged with possession of cannabis, drug paraphernalia and reckless driving.

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