Police Chase through Aurora, OP, Hamburg

One Man in Custody After Ditching Rented Mustang at approx. 5 a.m.



For the second evening in a row, Erie County Sheriff's Deputies were involved in a high speed chase in the Southtowns, reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour through East Aurora and Orchard Park.  The pursuit started around 4:30 a.m.

Erie County Sheriff's Deputies have taken one person in custody, after a man in a rented yellow Mustang left the vehicle near Willet and Lyth Roads in Hamburg and ran into a nearby neighborhood.  The Mustang he left behind started on fire. 

WKBW Photo via @LizLewin7

A shell casing was found inside the vehicle, according to police reports.

Two K-9 units were brought in to help search the neighborhood for the suspect.

Incomplete reports from the scene suggest there may be another person involved in the incident, chasing in a second vehicle, although there was only one person in the speeding vehicle.

The incident started off West Blood Road in the town of Aurora with someone driving through backyards, before going on toward Hamburg near New Era Field.

The chase included Route 20A, Davis Road, Jewett Holmwood Road, and  reached at least 110 miles an hour at some points. Orchard Park Police were reluctant to place tire-piercing strips because of the danger of high speed damage.

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