Crime Watch 8

Police: Man flees, steals car, crashes into building in downtown Fishers

FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) — A man on Monday ran from law enforcement, broke into a house, stole a car and and then crashed it into the Community Health Network building in downtown Fishers.

The chase started Monday afternoon in northern Hamilton County when a sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over a driver near Riverwood Avenue and 211st Street, near the White River about a mile northeast of Noblesville. Investigators say the driver ran off. The deputy’s attempt to stop the driver with a Taser did not work.

Later, investigators say, the man broke into a house, stole a set of keys and a wallet, and then stole a car parked outside.

After he drove away, that’s when police from Noblesville and Fishers joined the chase. Authorities say the suspect was involved in three minor crashes along State Road 37 before wrecking into the Community Health Network building on 116th Street in downtown Fishers. The road was closed during the afternoon rush-hour as police investigated.

The driver was taken to a Noblesville hospital with injuries not believed to be life- threatening.

On Monday night, police had no word yet on possible charges.

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