A Fostoria man was arrested early Thursday after leading Fostoria police officers on a chase both by foot and vehicle, according to the city police division.

The incident ended with Joshua V. Garner, 36, being apprehended about a half-mile from where he allegedly broke into the Dry Haven facility, 217 W. Center St., police said in a news release Thursday.

Garner was booked into the Seneca County Jail in Tiffin on a charge of breaking and entering. Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno said other charges are pending and the case remains under investigation.

Four officers took part in pursuing Garner through wintry conditions, Loreno said. Officers Brett Bethel and Gabriel Wedge caught Garner in the area of Sandusky Street, near Fremont Street, the chief said. Officers Donald Dennis and Chad Marchetto also joined in the chase, he said.

“I am proud that my officers continued to give chase until the suspect was apprehended,” Loreno said in the news release. “The inherent dangers the suspect created by fleeing from officers in a vehicle on wintry roadways and then chasing on foot show how much my officers are determined to get the bad guys to keep Fostoria safe.”

The chief said no one was injured in the incident.

According to the news release, police were called to the Dry Haven building regarding noises coming from the downstairs area.

Officers saw a heavily damaged safe/lock box after gaining entry, the release said, and continued to search the property. They heard sounds inside the building and determined someone was present, according to the release.

The suspect then exited the structure and a foot chase ensued. Next came a short vehicle pursuit before the suspect stopped the car and resumed running from officers until he was caught.

 

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