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Police: Young child safely recovered, suspect arrested after vehicle in stolen car pursuit crashes in Des Moines

Part of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway has reopened, according to the Des Moines Police Department.

DES MOINES, Iowa — A four-year-old child is safe, and a suspect is in custody, following a stolen car pursuit that ended in a crash Thursday in Des Moines.

Des Moines police tweeted part of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, between Hickman Road and Bennett Road had closed due to the investigation. As of 10 p.m., it is open. 

On Facebook, Des Moines police said a car was reported stolen from a convenience store near 42nd Street and University Ave just before 6 p.m. They learned a four-year-old was inside the vehicle. 

Officers said they found the child on 47th Street. They said the child has been reunited with family and is healthy.

Afterward, Des Moines police said they spotted a stolen car near 30th Street and Euclid Avenue. They said the suspect refused to stop and led officers on a short chase. They said the vehicle crashed near Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Bennett. 

Following a short foot chase, officers arrested the suspect shortly before 6:30 p.m. No one was hurt, according to police. 

***DMPD RECOVERS CAR STOLEN WITH CHILD INSIDE*** Just after 6pm, a car was reported stolen from a convenience store at...

Posted by Des Moines Police on Thursday, December 9, 2021

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