It started at 5:07 p.m. on Saturday, when a resident of the 3400 block of Purdue Street reported a suspicious maroon 2004 Lincoln Town Car in the alley. University Park police found the car, which was reported stolen out of Irving, but it sped away.
By the time officers caught up, the car had crashed into a tree and stop sign in the 3200 block of Southwestern Boulevard. The accident caused $5,000 in damage to the car, and $1,000 to the sign and tree. Meanwhile, the two suspects fled on foot, but were apprehended in a yard in the 3200 block of Greenbrier Drive thanks to tips from witnesses.
Jaimie Lucien Harrell, 21, of Irving was arrested on charges of driving a stolen vehicle and reckless driving. Harrell’s mother, Jennifer Renee Kesterson, 38, of Dallas was the passenger and was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.