St. Charles Police Capture Robbery Suspect

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ST. CHARLES, MO. (KPLR) – Police in St. Charles apprehended a man and woman after a routine traffic stop turned into a chase.

Police checked the license plate of a car and found out the car was wanted.  When the driver and a passenger were stopped, neither one had identification.

The driver gave police a false name.  That false name had outstanding warrants for multiple charges, including burglary and armed criminal action.

After the stop was made, the suspect took off with a female passenger and crashed into a creek near Country Club Rd.

The female was taken into custody but the male took off.

Police used a chopper with a spotlight to track the suspect down and were able to take him into custody.

Sgt. Todd Wilson was pleased the suspect without anyone getting injured.

'It was a busy night outside with a lot of people outside and walking their dogs,' said Wilson.

Some of them saw the suspect run right by them.

Wilson was unaware what charges the suspect might face.  He said once police determined his true identity, it turned out the suspect did have a few traffic warrants.