Belleville police on Tuesday afternoon stopped a fleeing suspect after a short chase.
According to Capt. Don Sax, an officer ran a plate on a car through the police database and discovered the plate was from a car that was stolen in Missouri.
"The officer attempted to pull the car over and the driver fled," Sax said. "The car took off on the highway, Illinois 15, but he pulled over and gave up."
Sax said the driver was taken into custody near the Illinois 15 exit at 74th Street.