Saturday morning stolen vehicle pursuit crosses county line, ends in arrest

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has reported a stolen vehicle pursuit that began near Scranton Saturday morning led to the arrest of a suspect in Shawnee County. Sheriffs of both counties are asking nearby residents to report any property damage that resulted due to pursuit.

In a press release, the sheriff’s office said a report of a theft of a 2006 Ford F-150, trailer and Bobcat from a residence north of Scranton, Kan., came in about 7 a.m. July 18, 2020.

A deputy who was in the area noticed a dust trail going north from the residence. The deputy followed the dust trail and eventually located the stolen vehicle just inside Shawnee County. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated. In the 4500 block of SW Auburn, the pursuit was terminated due to the aggressive driving of the suspect.

A short time later the vehicle was located by Shawnee County Sheriff’s deputies and another pursuit was initiated. That pursuit proceeded eastbound on SW 37th Street and ended in 8000 block of 37th Street after the suspect drove off the roadway.

Conner C.J. Mundy, 25, Burlingame, was arrested without incident or injury and taken to the Osage County Jail, where he was booked on outstanding warrants, theft, and possession of stolen property. The truck, trailer, and Bobcat were returned to its owner.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone in Shawnee County that received property damage as a result of the pursuit, contact Cpl. Jason Mills at 785-251-2200. Any Osage County residents that received property damage, is asked to contact the Osage County Sheriff’s Office at 785-828-3121.

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