A short vehicle pursuit early Saturday morning near Helix Charter High School ended with the arrest of two suspects on various charges, including assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, authorities said.
At one point, the driver of the suspect vehicle, identified as 27-year-old Ryan Scott Allen, put it in reverse and drove it at a police officer standing outside his vehicle, according to police.
The suspect struck the patrol vehicle, but the officer was unhurt, police said.
The pursuit began after a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of 7484 University Ave. was reported to police around 5:45 a.m. Saturday. When officers arrived, the vehicle took off and failed to yield to officers, police said.
The vehicle went a few blocks and hit a utility pole at Lowell Street and Normal Avenue, according to police. The primary officer exited his patrol vehicle and Allen drove at him in reverse, striking the patrol vehicle but missing the officer, police said.
Allen drove off and the pursuit continued until the vehicle hit a retaining wall at Parks Avenue and Seneca Place. Police said the suspects then fled on foot in different directions but were apprehended.
Police found evidence that the suspects were involved in the burglary of a vehicle behind 7484 University Ave. Stolen property from the burglary was found inside the suspect vehicle, according to police.
Arrested along with Allen was 38-year-old Terri Marie Briggs. Both were booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, burglary and conspiracy.
Briggs also was booked on suspicion of resisting arrest, and Allen for driving under the influence of drugs, being under the influence of a controlled substance and evading.