Juvenile leads Niles police on late night chase

By By BEN RAYMOND LODE / Niles Daily Star
NILES -- A high-speed police chase in Niles late Tuesday evening led to the arrest of a juvenile who apparently had a warrant out for his arrest.
Chief Ric Huff, Niles City Police, said the chase started at 11:34 p.m and allegedly went through residential areas on Sixth, 11th and 14th streets in Niles.
The car chase came to an end when the juvenile allegedly stopped the car he was driving at Ninth and Ferry streets at 11:39 p.m before he fled on foot, Huff said.
On Eight and Regent Street, at 11:41 p.m., officers allegedly caught up with the suspect and subsequently arrested him, Huff said.
Huff said two Niles Township and one city police car were involved in the chase.
Huff said there is currently no report indicating damages of any property or vehicles as a result of the chase.
Several residents in the areas of the chase reported being awakened by the police cars.
Allegedly there were two people in the suspect vehicle during the chase, Huff said. Huff said both were juveniles. The passenger was later released to his family without any charges, Huff said.
In other police reports:
Michael Allen Vanvelden, 28, 11731, M 40, Niles was pulled over in the 1700 block of Oak Street, the police report said.
The police report said the vehicle's registration was allegedly improperly mounted and the officer could not read the expiration date.
Vanvelden was subsequently arrested for allegedly driving with a license suspended second offense, the police report said.
The police report said bond was set at $200.
Vanvelden was then transported to Niles Police Department where he was booked and lodged on a total bond of $840.
Lawrence Frederick Weiser II, 41, 1035 Lincolnway East, Mishawaka, Ind., entered the 5th District Court house in Niles and approached an officer, the police report said.
Weiser advised the officer he was allegedly turning himself in because he had a warrant for his arrest, the police report said.
The police report said Weiser was taken inside and placed into the custody of the Berrien County Sheriff's Department. Weiser was later transported to Niles Police Department where he was booked and lodged with $2,500 bond, the police report said.
Anette Jackson, 222 Market St., No. 2, Niles, was arrested by an officer near the Pro Muffler and Brake Shop near Third and Broadway street, the police report said.
The police report said the officer allegedly knew Jackson had a warrant out for her arrest.
The bond listed on the warrant was allegedly $5000, the police report said.
The police report said Jackson was lodged at the Niles City Jail.

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