Man with fake license plate arrested after pursuit in South Bend

(Photo supplied/ABC 57)

While on patrol in the area of Lincoln Way West/Lawndale, late Thursday night, June 17, South Bend Police identified a suspected stolen vehicle with a fake paper plate.

Officers attempted a traffic stop, but the driver fled and a pursuit ensued.

Officers terminated the pursuit out of an abundance of safety as the vehicle drove through people’s yards.

Shortly after, police located the vacated vehicle in the 900 block of LaSalle and through continued efforts, officers found the driver.

They also recovered more than $5,000 in cash, 2 phones, over 200 grams of Marijuana, and drug-dealing supplies.

Antwann Crawford, 28, was arrested for Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Marijuana, Dealing Marijuana, Reckless Driving, Criminal Recklessness, and Operating a Motor Vehicle while never being licensed.

This case has been sent to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office for formal charges.

Please remember, all persons are presumed innocent until/unless proven guilty in the court of law.

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