HOWELL, MI — Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman and are still searching for a man who stole a vehicle, led police on a chase and crashed into a utility box Friday afternoon, officials said.

Deputies attempted to stop a 2008 Lexus, which was reported as stolen out of the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, as it left the Livingston Judicial Center in Howell, a release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office said. When a deputy activated their emergency lights and siren, the vehicle fled northbound on Highlander Way to M-59.

The Lexus went east on M-59 and turned into the Mallard Pond subdivision, where it crashed into a utility box, causing some apartments in the area to lose power, the release said.

The female driver and male passenger fled on foot, but the female, a 21-year-old from Lansing, was arrested a short time later.

A perimeter was set up in the area to search for the male passenger. K-9 units from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police-Brighton Post were deployed to try and located the man, but the search was called off after two hours, the release said.

Schools in the area were advised to shelter in place as a precaution while the search was ongoing, according to the release.


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