The following is a press release from Colby Police Chief Ron Alexander:
At approximately 0251 on December 13, 2017 an Officer from the Colby Police Department was patrolling westbound on 4th Street in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas. The Officer observed a vehicle (drive) that failed to stop exiting the parking lot of a local business in the 200 Block W. 4th Street. The Officer ran the license plate through Dispatch to check for registration status out of Illinois. Dispatch advised the Officer that the vehicle (2002 Buick Century) was stolen out of Illinois. The Officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop with the vehicle (driver) while heading southbound on Range Avenue from 4th Street. The occupants of the vehicle failed to stop, and proceeded at a high rate of speed as they continued south on Range Avenue. The vehicle (driver) attempted to make a right turn onto Zelfer Avenue when the vehicle (driver) collided with a building in the 1900 Block of S. Range Avenue. The occupants of the vehicle fled on foot and were taken into custody shortly after the collision.
The occupants of the vehicle, one 16 year old male subject and a 17 year old male subject, were found to be runaways out of Illinois. Both subjects were taken to Citizens Medical Center in Colby, Kansas for treatment of injuries.