An early morning car chase began in Alton, where police tried to pull over a vehicle that had been reported stolen from the 1,400 block of Central Avenue. The driver took off, with cops in pursuit. Missouri officials joined the chase as the stolen car crossed into St. Louis, but the driver eventually crashed in Spanish Lake.
He and another passenger fled on foot, but one of them was taken into custody and is being questioned. The stolen vehicle is a light colored Dodge Ram 4x4 truck. Investigators believe the suspects came to Alton in a stolen vehicle and were trying to steal another one when the vehicle owner noticed them and called 911.