June 10, 2009 A speeding motorcyclist led police on a chase through the city Wednesday night (June 10), that included a brief stretch down the Polly Ann Trail.
Police Chief John Stano said around 8:30 p.m., Officer David Rock observed a suspect riding a black motorcyle at a high rate of speed on southbound M-53.
When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the motorcyclist suddenly turned westbound on 2nd Street. With the officer in pursuit, the suspect continued down side streets to 4th Street, before turning north on the Polly Ann Trail to Blacks Corners Road.
Concerned for the public safety, Stano said the officer disengaged pursuit and notified Lapeer County Sheriff's deputies of the incident.
"The officer stopped pursuit because he did not want to endanger any citizens," said Stano.
He added that a Sheriff's deputy found the motorcyle hidden in some high grass at the intersection of Church and Pennell roads. The suspect had fled.
"We believe we know the identity of the suspect," Stano said. "Once the forensics and fingerprinting are completed, we'll turn the information over to the (Lapeer County) Prosecutor's office."