Early Sunday morning, an Illinois man tried to flee from a trooper on the Indiana Toll Road but couldn’t outrun him. Trooper Alaa Hamed initially lost sight of the vehicle in question after an initial pursuit but four minutes later saw the Impala come from an alley adjacent to the intersection of Indianapolis Blvd and 115th Street. A pursuit began again and the driver eventually fled from the car at a dead end and jumped over the fence. Hamed caught and tackled him in a backyard of a residence and placed him in custody. Found next to the driver were two separate 5 gram individual packaged baggies containing suspected marijuana. The driver was identified as 35 year old Bernard R. Harrison of Chicago. Hamed found $3,665.00 on Harrison who was also wearing an ankle monitor (on probation in Illinois for twenty-four months for an OWI). Harrison was taken to Lake County Jail in Crown Point and charged with: Driving While Suspended, Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Resisting Law Enforcement, Failure to Identify, Reckless Driving, Dealing and Possession of Marijuana.
April 22nd, 2018|Local News|