HANOVER TWP. — Police on Tuesday were still searching for two men following a car crash and foot pursuit that involved officers from multiple departments scouring a neighborhood for the suspects.
There was no immediate report of injuries.
Township police said they observed a red car going about 100 mph along Spring Street. When an officer turned on his flashing lights, the vehicle sped up, police said, crashing into a utility pole on Hazle Street a short time later.
Two people, described only as black males, allegedly ran out of the vehicle and were pursued by officers on foot. A detailed description was not available later Tuesday.
Karl Milcavage, owner of the Kung Fu Training Center on Hazle Street, heard the crash.
“I quickly looked outside and saw the damage and cops all over,” Milcavage said. “I quickly checked my security cameras and saw the red car speed up the block.
“I also saw a black male jump over my fence and run down Spring Street again.”
Officers, including a K-9 police dog, later converged on a Spring Street residence, but appeared to leave empty-handed.
A search of the area then continued with police from Wilkes-Barre City and Township, Hanover Township, Ashley and Sugar Notch assisting.
Officers also visited a residence on Cummiskey Street after they witnessed a black male leave the backyard.
Two residents, who asked not to be identified, became suspicious after noticing an article of clothing underneath a trailer parked in their driveway.
“My husband asked me what was underneath the trailer,” said a woman who asked not to be identified.
They reviewed home security footage and it showed a male throwing clothing underneath the trailer at 4:35 p.m. before sitting down on their porch steps.
“I just can’t believe my dogs didn’t bark,” the woman said. “It’s so important for us to have security cameras because the neighborhood has gone to hell.”