Friday, June 24, 2016

Suspect wanted after police chase stolen vehicle from PA into NY - gun involved

This morning at 12:23 a.m., City of Bradford Police observed a white 2016 Porche SUV traveling North on Euclid Ave. without it's lights on. The officer attempted to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle for the violation at which time the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed traveling North on Euclid Avenue, continuing North onto East Main St. into Foster Township.
McKean County 911 dispatch advised officers in pursuit that the vehicle was stolen from Ridgeway, PA and there was a stolen firearm involved from the same incident. City of Bradford officers pursued the vehicle on East Main Street into New York State onto US 219 North. The vehicle then stopped in Limestone, NY along US 219 when the male driver fled from the vehicle on foot into a wooded area. Officers on scene took into custody two juvenile female passengers.
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department and New York State Police were called to the scene. A thorough search on land and by air was conducted for the male suspect. The male driver is still at large. A felony warrant is being issued for James Dean Peters III, 21,  for charges of Reckless Endangerment, Fleeing and Eluding, Reckless Driving, Corruption of Minors, Receiving Stolen Property as well as numerous summary traffic offenses.
The suspect should be considered dangerous as he could be in possession of the stolen firearm. The City of Bradford Police Department is asking anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Peters to contact your local police Department. Peters has ties to both McKean and Elk County areas.
City of Bradford Police can be contacted by calling 814-887-4911, using the website or facebook at