On Monday, November 14, 2022, at approximately 9:26 a.m., Sidney Police received a stolen vehicle alert via the City’s FLOCK camera system. The alert indicated a vehicle that was possibly stolen was westbound on Court Street at Harvard Avenue. A Sidney patrol officer located the vehicle on Michigan Street and Sixth Avenue. The vehicle ran a red light on Michigan near I-75 and got on to the interstate. The Sidney officer attempted to stop the truck; however, the driver would not pull over and led police on a pursuit that eventually ended up going southbound into Miami County. The vehicle got off at the Piqua exit, St Rt 36, and headed towards downtown Piqua. At this time, due to high speeds and reckless driving, the pursuit was terminated. Shortly after the pursuit was terminated, it was observed that the truck, a 2015 blue Chevy, had crashed into a brick wall and some trees at Spring Street and Ash Street. As officers arrived at the crash site, witnesses gave officers directions to which way the suspected driver was running. With the help of additional civilians in the area, the person was located inside of Barclays Clothing Store and was detained.
The vehicle was stolen out of Fayette County. Thomas A. Mason, age 23, was arrested and is being charged with one count of Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the fourth degree.
The investigation is ongoing with further charges pending.
Sgt Jeremy M. Lorenzo
Sidney Police Department