RCPD capture stolen vehicle suspect after pursuit
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Police were called to the 1200 block of Atlas Street for a report of a stolen vehicle in the area at 7:50 Monday morning.
After the Police located the vehicle that was parked in a driveway, RCPD approached the driver’s side window to make contact with a sleeping female in the driver’s seat. The female identified as 37-year-old Rapid City resident, Danielle Lucas.
After she was awoken, Lucas was ordered to exit the vehicle to which she refused. Lucas backed out of the driveway, striking a parked vehicle and almost hitting an officer. She then left the area.
The Police located the vehicle heading northbound on Nickel Street. During the pursuit, the vehicle crashed through a chain link fence to head on I-190 in the wrong lane of traffic. The pursuit was then terminated for safety reasons.
Later, the vehicle was found driving westbound on Interstate 90. Law enforcement once again pursued the vehicle and observed it leave the roadway, drive into a ditch and go through a fence in the area of 11300 J B Road.
Lucas then ran from the vehicle, but was found hiding inside the storage area of a camper.
She was ordered out and placed under arrest for Motor Vehicle theft, Aggravated Eluding, Obstruction, Driving Under Suspension, and two counts of Leaving the Scene of an Accident.