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Gazette and Bulletin: January 14, 1930 – Man is Shot Escaping From Wreck of Stolen Vehicle at Green and Louisa Streets

A machine which had been previously reported stolen at police headquarters, and one of the men was thought to have been wounded in the leg from the revolver of Officer Earl Shick, as they were running from the scene of the accident. The machine which was badly damaged, with the front stoved in, belonged to Mrs.

A machine which had been previously reported stolen at police headquarters, and one of the men was thought to have been wounded in the leg from the revolver of Officer Earl Shick, as they were running from the scene of the accident.

The machine which was badly damaged, with the front stoved in, belonged to Mrs. C.M. Adams of 1029 West Fourth Street. It had been reported stolen from Edwin Street. Following a thrilling chase through the city last night, two young men wrecked the car in an area, just east of Walnut Street at about 7:30 o’clock last night.

Officer Shick while patrolling his “beat” about 10:15 p.m., recognized the license number of the stolen machine as it swung at a high rate of speed on Campbell Street and swung onto High Street. He followed it on his motorcycle on a zig-zag course down streets and up alleys until at Green and Louisa Streets the chase came to a sudden end and unexpected conclusion.

The machine left the road and climbed up over the pavement and smashed into a tree. As the officer pulled up close to the car, two men leaped out and strenuously ran away from the scene. Giving chase on foot, Officer Shick shot at the men. One of them was seen by an onlooker to reach down, stumble and clutch his leg and then turn limping between two houses.

The men made good their escape, although a fairly accurate description of their appearance was obtained by the officer.

The car was towed away by Nau and Thompson and the owner notified of the condition of the car and the circumstances surrounding the recovery.

Compiled by Lou Hunsinger Jr.

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