GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Grand Rapids police officer was injured and a patrol car damaged after a stolen getaway vehicle rammed the patrol car on Sherman Street on July 2, 2022.
Video of the collision was released on Tuesday, showing the moment the stolen vehicle rounded the corner and hit the GRPD cruiser.
The Grand Rapids Police Department was called to the area early that morning after a stolen car was reported from a parking lot in the 1000 block of Sherman Street SE. Officers arrived to find two stolen Kias, but the vehicles immediately fled down Sherman Street in opposite directions.
A Kia drove off and headed east, only to collide with another officer’s police cruiser. The impact disabled both cars and the three people inside the KIA immediately fled the scene on foot.
The KIA driver, a 16-year-old male, was apprehended near Logan Street SE and is currently being held in juvenile custody, with charges pending.
The other two occupants are still being sought.
As for the policeman in the damaged police car, he was taken to hospital, treated, and then released.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact GRPD Officer Thompson by calling (616) 456-4513 or GRPD Officer Bailey at (616) 456-3938.