On June 12, 2023, Lt. Burmeister was running traffic radar in the 1000-Block of North Main Avenue when a silver Ford F-150 went northbound and sped up to 51MPH. Lt. Burmeister turned on the vehicle and activated the cruiser’s emergency lights and the truck failed to stop. The truck ran numerous stop signs and was making several other traffic violations. Lt. Burmeister pursued the truck and another officer made it known that a driver(s) associated with that vehicle had several warrants. The truck went into the county where it slowed to a stop and let out the female passenger. The truck then continued in the county and through a farm field, then over a fence row and onto Sharp Road. The driver then stopped the truck and bailed out on foot into a woods.
Officers from Sidney Police, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol were on the scene. A perimeter was set up and a K9 was called in from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. As the K9 began the track, Hiram Roberts II stood up in the woods and gave up to police.
Charges for the pursuit have been filed and Mr. Roberts also has outstanding warrants out of several other counties.
Lieutenant Chris Burmeister