TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING PURSUIT IN OMAHA AND COUNCIL BLUFFS
(Council Bluffs) Two men are in custody following a motor vehicle pursuit through Council Bluffs and Omaha of two armed subjects early this morning.
Council Bluffs Police assisted the Omaha Police Department, were actively engaged in a motor vehicle pursuit into Council Bluffs. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle struck a parked car in the area of South 35th Street and 8th Avenue, and continued to flee. Ultimately, the vehicle crashed in the 10 block of South 31st Street where the two occupants were taken into custody. The vehicle that was confirmed stolen out of Omaha caught fire as the result of the crash. Members of the Council Bluffs Fire Department were able to extinguish the fire.
The driver, 30-year-old Eric Lozano, wanted in Omaha, is charged with a Fugitive from Justice, 2nd Degree Theft, and Felony Eluding. The passenger, 18-year-old Aleazar Rodriguez, was charged with being a material witness, 2nd Degree Theft and Eluding.