A Sand Springs man allegedly led police on a pursuit recently.
Police were investigating a burglary with Osage County Sheriff’s deputies in the 9700 block of N. Shell Creek Road April 11 and searched for suspects in a field directly to the west of the business, according to an incident report.
An officer soon saw a Land Rover Freelander occupied by two men partially hidden in the field on the north side of Shell Creek Road, according to a report.
The vehicle pulled in front of the officer and the officer tried to conduct a traffic stop, but it went past the officer’s patrol car, a report states.
The Land Rover turned southbound on Highway 97 and the officer followed it, starting a high-speed pursuit, according to a report.
The Land Rover turned onto McKinley Avenue and continued to the intersection with 12th Street while still doing 80 mph, a report states.
The first officer stopped the pursuit on 10th Street and another officer conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of W. Morrow Road, according to a report.
Officers identified the driver as Eric Staab, 41, and found a woman and two children in the vehicle as well, a report states.
They transferred Staab’s cellphone to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office for the investigation of the burglaries and the woman who’d been in the vehicle told police Staab told her he’d been breaking into ATMs in the area, according to a report.
Staab, however, denied involvement in the pursuit or ATM burglaries, but said he knew a man who had been burglarizing businesses and ATMs, a report states.
Staab was arrested on complaints of eluding or endangering others.