Police arrest car theft suspect after chase from Venice to St. Louis


Police captured a suspect Wednesday afternoon after a pursuit that began in Venice and ended on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River.

A silver convertible with a black top that was reported as stolen was spotted at about 3:30 p.m., according to police reports. When officers began to follow the vehicle, the driver took off, heading to north St. Louis.

The suspect was captured after a minor accident on North Kingshighway at Lillian just off of Interstate 70.

The vehicle ran off the road and struck a traffic signal, according to police. No one was injured in the pursuit.