At approximately 04:44 AM West Chester Police officers attempted to stop a Toyota Sienna minivan, for driving with no rear lights on. The vehicle fled southbound on Matlack St. to Lacey St. One (1) black male actor dressed in all black jumped out and fled on foot. Officers reported that the subject threw a black backpack while fleeing. West Chester and West Goshen police officers set up a perimeter and searched the area on foot with negative results. Contact was made with the owner of the vehicle, a resident of the 200 block of Dean Street.
The owner reported that the vehicle should be parked in their driveway. The keys may have been left in the vehicle when it was parked around 5:30 PM the prior night. The vehicle was reported as stolen and towed to the police department for processing.
Anyone with information or surveillance footage is asked to contact the West Chester Police Department at 610 696-2700.