SIDNEY — One man was arrested following a pursuit in and around Sidney and Shelby County.
According to a press release from the Sidney Police Department, Brandt M. Kellem, 26, of 901½ N. Main Ave., Sidney, was arrested and charged with felony receiving stolen property and felony fleeing and eluding. He also had a warrant for obstructing official business and was transported to the Shelby County Jail.
On Jan. 5, at approximately 2:45 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle that had previously been reported stolen in the area of Michigan Street and Oak Avenue. The officer pulled out after the vehicle and attempted to stop it on Highland Avenue. near Taft Street.
The vehicle immediately accelerated and the driver turned west on Campbell Street, north on Kuther, east on Cisco, north on state Route 29, and east on state Route 119. Kellem proceeded through some side streets in Anna before heading south on County Road 25A.
The Ohio State Patrol deployed spike strips on County Road 25A, near Interstate 75, but the vehicle briefly left the roadway to avoid them. A Sidney police officer deployed spike strips at the intersection of Wapakoneta Avenue. and Russell Road, deflating all four tires. The vehicle stopped on Wapakoneta near Kossuth. The driver ran northbound along Wapakoneta Avenue before giving up near Sidney Food Towne.
The Ohio State Highway and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office assisted a various points of the pursuit.
Kellem appeared in Sidney Municipal Court Monday morning, where a cash only bond was set.