One man arrested, another injured in police pursuit PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Sentinel Staff   
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 08:00
LIME CITY – One man was arrested Monday following a chase that began in northern Wood County and sent one man to the hospital.
The incident began Monday around 9:25 a.m. after Owens Community College police contacted Northwood Police, indicating that they had identified a subject who had warrants out for his arrest.
Northwood police left for the area, while the subject, identified as Robert Sinkey, 25, Toledo, reportedly left Owens northbound on Oregon Road. A Northwood officer located the vehicle and followed it, but later lost sight of it.
Sinkey, pursued by Toledo and Owens Police, later went onto northbound Interstate 75 and exited onto Collingwood, where he struck Jarred James, Toledo, a construction worker working at a nearby site.
James flipped over the hood, striking and shattering the windshield, according to the police report. James was treated at the scene by Toledo Fire/EMS and was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.
Sinkey fled the scene, abandoned his previous vehicle and continued on foot to the 2000 block of Collingwood, were he entered an unattended vehicle that had been left running. He then drove northbound.
The vehicle was later discovered eastbound on Cherry Street going towards the King Bridge, and a police cruiser attempted to stop the vehicle.
Sinkey then jumped from the vehicle, leaving it in drive, causing it to strike another vehicle.
Sinkey continued to run on the bridge with the police cruiser in pursuit, and grabbed the bridge railing “with his hands and it appeared he was going to jump off the bridge,” according to the report. He was restrained by Toledo police and Owens police and taken into custody.
He was charged with grand theft auto, criminal damaging, and obstructing official business.