Two arrested after officers pursue stolen car

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Police are investigating after a car chase and subsequent foot pursuit ensued Friday evening.

Around 7 p.m. officers were in the area of Dewey Avenue and Alameda Street when they noticed a stolen vehicle on the roadway. Police say the vehicle had been stolen at gunpoint on Thursday at approximately 5:50 p.m. in the area of Fillingham Drive.

When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver refused to stop and fled from the police. A pursuit was initiated which ultimately led to the area of Eastman Avenue by Woodside Street. The driver and several passengers fled from the vehicle.

Police say that they were able to detain the driver and one of the other occupants from the vehicle.

During the pursuit, no other motorists were struck. The driver did however strike a city light pole and a parked unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot of The Eastman Reserve prior to fleeing from police on foot.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to please call 911.