WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Feb. 27, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A 21-year-old woman was arrested after a police pursuit in West Valley City early Monday morning.
Kasanita King was booked in Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing police, and trespassing, as well as outstanding warrants, officials said.
West Valley City Police Department spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku said the incident began at approximately 4:30 a.m. when an officer spotted a stolen vehicle driving in the area of the Baymont Inn, at 2229 W. City Center Court.
The officer observed King parking the car, Vainuku said. As officers were approaching, King drove behind the building and fled from officers in her vehicle. Officers began a pursuit for approximately two minutes, and then were able to successfully spike the tires of the stolen car.
The suspect tried to turn into Shadow Brook Apartments at 3860 S. Redwood Road but lost control and crashed into a water feature. King then fled on foot into a nearby unlocked apartment. The man who lived there, who had stepped out briefly, returned and found her, then alerted police.
Officers then entered the apartment and took King into custody without incident.