Eaton County Sheriff’s deputies got some help from citizens Thursday morning. About 8:30 a.m., Eaton County Central Dispatch received information from Onstar that a 2012 Chevy Malibu reported stolen from Lansing earlier was in the 4800 block of West Saginaw in Delta Township.
Deputies located the stolen car in front of a gas station on West Saginaw and took the driver into custody, but three passengers fled from the car on foot.
Several Eaton County deputies and Lansing policemen responded to assist and gave chase; citizens in the area reported seeing the young men running in the Ivan and Ivy streets area. Deputies checking the area located all three suspects hiding in a dumpster behind Sushi Moto in the 400 block of Elmwood. The 17-year-old driver from Lansing was lodged at the Eaton County Jail on multiple charges. The three suspects who ran were released to parents pending further investigation.
“We are very grateful to the community members who alertly called and reported the fleeing suspects in their neighborhood which assisted in their apprehension. This is one of many instances of our alert community members joining with the sheriff’s office to increase public safety,” Sheriff Tom Reich said. //
Also, at about 9:40 a.m., the drivers of two vehicles in a traffic crash at the intersection of M-43 and Oneida Road were taken to local hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Sheriff’s deputies, Grand Ledge Police Department, Grand Ledge Area Fire Department and Benton Township EMS responded to the two-vehicle crash in Oneida Township.
Deputies preliminary investigation showed a box truck traveling southbound on Oneida failed to yield the right of way to a westbound Chevy Tahoe. Both vehicles came to rest in the middle of the of the intersection causing traffic issues for about an hour. The crash remains under investigation.