Woman arrested after stolen vehicle reported in West Chester, then located in Dayton

Police are still searching for a male who fled on foot after the van crashed on Ohio 4.

A 33-year-old woman was arrested Monday night and charged with obstructing official business after she was apprehended by Dayton police officers who spotted the van reported stolen that fled from West Chester police earlier in the evening, said Maj. Jason Hall of the Dayton Police Department.

Dayton police officers were alerted around 7 p.m. Monday that a reported stolen vehicle was traveling on Valley Street in the city of Dayton.

The vehicle was reported fleeing from officers in West Chester earlier in the evening. The 2010 Ford van traveled north on Interstate 75 until it was spotted by Dayton officers, said Hall from the Dayton police department.

Dayton officers coordinated an effort to get the vehicle stopped, and upon activating their emergency lights, the vehicle fled. Officers did not initiate a pursuit, but tire deflation devices were deployed, according to Hall.

The van continued on and later was found on Ohio 4, where it crashed into a guardrail. A male and female occupant of the van ran from officers, police said.

The woman was apprehended by officers after a foot pursuit and was booked into the Montgomery County Jail.

The man has not been found, Hall said.

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