A Wichita man lead The Kansas Highway Patrol, The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, and the Salina Police Department on a long on and off pursuit.
Salina Police Captian Paul Forrester said they received a call informing them Ottawa County Deputies and Kansas Highway Patrol officers chased a dark colored BMW on I-135 but lost it on the east side of Salina at 7:40 PM on Saturday.
A Salina officer noticed a vehicle matching the description and attempted to make a traffic stop in the 300 block of Jewell. The driver failed to stop then took Jewell to Quincy and went south on Osborne. Failing to stop along the way the vehicle turned East on to Cloud and reached speeds in excess of 84 MPH. The officer decided in the interest of safety for everyone involved, as well as the public, to discontinue the pursuit.
Later the vehicle was spotted at Dillons on E. Cloud. It left the parking lot and went west on Cloud, the BMW was last seen by a citizen who reported it was traveling at a high rate of speed north on Roach St.
At 8:33 PM Police were dispatched to the 200 block of S. 12th St. for a subject parking a BMW in an ally and changing his clothes. The suspect left on foot going westbound on Walnut St.. Officers located the man in the 700 block of Walnut and he started to run.
Police later found the suspect hiding on top of a dog kennel in the 100 block of S. 12th St.. He had a small amount of marijuana and the keys to the BMW in his pockets and was taken into custody.
The male suspect is Elbert Costello, a 21-year-old from Wichita.
Costello at this time is being charged with Flee and Elude, 3 Disobeying a traffic control device. Speeding, Felony Obstruction, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
The Kansas Highway Patrol and The Ottawa County Sheriffs Office did not disclose to Captain Paul Forrester what they will be charging him with.