Man and women arrested after pursuit in Council Bluffs


September 21st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Council Bluffs say two people were arrested Tuesday morning following a pursuit that led officers into Omaha and back into Council Bluffs. Council Bluffs Police Sgt. Mark Galvan said when an officer tried to stop a suspicious, black SUV shortly after 9- a.m., the driver of a white Dodge truck tried to strike the officer’s vehicle.

Galvan said after the officer took evasive action to avoid the truck, he began to pursue both vehicles into Omaha. The Dodge truck, which was later determined to have been stolen, was able to elude authorities, but later found to have been abandoned.

When Police later learned the black SUV returned to Council Bluffs, they were able to locate it in an area known as Malmore Acres. Following a brief foot pursuit, a man and a woman were taken into custody. Their names were not immediately released. The woman, who was driving the SUV, was charged with eluding, reckless driving, and driving while disqualified. She was also arrested on warrants for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, driving while barred and possession of prescription drugs.

The man in the SUV was arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance. He also faces a charge of eluding.