Police chase from Chesapeake to Portsmouth ends in crash


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Two suspects were apprehended and later released following an early morning chase that started in Chesapeake and ended in Portsmouth, police say.

Chesapeake police said they got a call about suspicious activity on Timberlake Court in Greenbrier just after 5 a.m. Tuesday. The vehicle, a black pickup, was located in the area of Volvo Parkway and Battlefield Boulevard.

Police said the driver sped off, and a chase ensued. Officers chased the pickup truck to Portsmouth where it crashed near Norfolk Naval Shipyard around 5:25 a.m., and the suspects fled on foot.

Two of the five suspects — a man and a juvenile — were apprehended, police said. The juvenile was taken to the hospital because of breathing complaints.

Police spokesman Leo Kosinski said the two suspects were released with no criminal charges. Officers were unable to determine whether either suspect was the driver.

Kosinski said the suspicious activity was suspicion of larceny from vehicle.

A section of Effingham Street was blocked off following the crash, causing a traffic delay for shipyard workers near Gate 15. There was a heavy police presence near the shipyard during the closure.

The truck was eventually towed away from the scene as officers continued to investigate.

A man who saw the crash says he saw light-colored truck hit by the black truck. “It could have been me, hit by the truck. If I wasn’t listening for the sirens,” he said.

Chesapeake police say the driver of the silver truck did not have any injuries.

This is a developing story. Stay with WAVY.com for updates.

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