Two Arrested After Downtown Pursuit
Written by Andrew-Rossi on April 11, 2018
Cody police arrested two people in connection with a stolen vehicle out of Thermopolis on Monday after a pursuit through downtown.
Police Lieutenant Jason Stafford says that at about 10:45 p.m. an officer observed a white Mazda Miata that matched the description of a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Thermopolis earlier that day. The driver of the stolen vehicle had earlier eluded officials from the Sheriff’s Department and the Highway Patrol between Cody and Powell, who had to break off the pursuit when the Mazda began driving into oncoming traffic.
Cody Police began pursuing the Miata after attempting to stop it near 8th Street and Canyon Avenue, and the officer noticed the driver and passenger switch positions within the vehicle, but once again had to break off the chase when the Mazda began driving into oncoming traffic. However, the Mazda drove up onto the island at the intersection of 17th and Sheridan and became stuck, damaging the vehicle, so soon after the occupants fled from police on foot.
After a short pursuit, one occupant, 20 year old Brianna Roemmich of Cody, was taken into custody. Cody Police say that the Park County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the arrest of the second occupant, 24 year old Casper resident Duane Jarvis, soon after. Both have been charged with vehicle theft, evading and eluding police officers, reckless driving, and stop sign violations.