A woman led police on a chase through South Bend and Mishawaka Wednesday evening. Police say the driver is a suspect in meth lab manufacturing in St. Joseph and Marshall Counties.
"Mishawaka [Police] Street Crimes received a tip of a possible warrant and methamphetamine lab operation. They followed up on it, which took them into South Bend," said Mishawaka Police Asst. Chief Jason Stefaniak.
Police were investigating a home in the 700 block of South Lake Street in South Bend when the suspect arrived. Around 5 p.m., they attempted to do a traffic stop, but the woman instigated a 10-mile police chase.
At one point, our reporter saw the woman driving against rush hour traffic on Main Street. Fortunately, there were no injuries nor collisions.
"Tonight, we got lucky," said Stefaniak. "Stop sticks were deployed and successfully. The tires were deflated on the vehicle, so the speeds were very low."
The chase ended about 17 minutes after it began, on the 100 block of Dubail Avenue near Riley High School. Police arrested the woman wanted on two warrants in St. Joseph County.
The investigation rounded back to the Lake Street home. Indiana State Police and Mishawaka Police were sifting through Sudafed containers and other items on the front lawn.
Police have yet to name the suspect. Charges are pending. The Mishawaka Police Street Crimes Detective Bureau, South Bend Police Department, and Indiana State Police will continue to investigate.