Suspect apprehended in Randolph County after police pursuit

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UNION CITY, Ind. – Officers from the Union City Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and attempted to flee officers at a high rate of speed. The pursuit began in Union City, Indiana and went into Jay County prior to the suspect crashing his vehicle. The vehicle traveled off the roadway and rolled multiple times. The driver was identified as Anthony Weimer.

Throughout the pursuit, Weimer was observed throwing items out of the vehicle. As a result of the crash, Weimer sustained injuries and was subsequently airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital. At this time, Weimer’s condition remains unknown.

There are several felony charges pending, including possession of and dealing in drugs. The charges have been submitted to the Randolph County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

“The Union City Police Department is committed to upholding public safety and pursuing individuals who commit felony offenses,” stated Director of Public Safety, Mark Ater. “While we strive to apprehend suspects safely, the pursuit of dangerous criminals is necessary to protect our community from further harm.”

The decision to engage in pursuit is never taken lightly by our officers. Each situation is carefully assessed to balance the immediate threat posed by the suspect with the safety of innocent bystanders and other drivers on the road. In cases where suspects endanger public safety through reckless actions, pursuing them is crucial to prevent them from evading justice and potentially endangering others in future incidents.

“We cannot allow criminals to believe they can escape consequences by fleeing from law enforcement,” Ater emphasized. “By apprehending those who choose to endanger lives through reckless behavior, we send a clear message that such actions will not be tolerated in our community.”

The Union City Police Department acknowledges the collaborative efforts of Jay County authorities and emergency medical services who responded swiftly to assist in this incident. The investigation into this pursuit and crash remains ongoing.

Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Union City Police Department at 765-964-5353